23 New Ableton 10 Keyboard Shortcuts – Free PDF Cheat Sheet

Ableton 10 has a lot of new keyboard shortcuts in it that are great for speeding up your workflow.  There are some incredible ones that are so useful you will never want to look back at Live 9.  You can toggle automation on and off with [A], you can show all tracks by pushing [S], and that is just to name a couple. 

Getting around in the arrangement window is a lot easier now with the mouse scroll wheel and using one of these keys [CTRL] [SHIFT] [ALT].  There are lot of new Ableton keyboard shortcuts in Live 10, so I needed to make a list, so I could remember them.  I also thought it would make a great blog post.   

I made a PDF cheat sheet of 23 of the new Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts I found most useful.  You can download this cheat sheet pdf with all of these Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts for quick reference or to print and set by your computer.  All you need to do is sign up for my Ableton tips newsletter.

I also made a list of the shortcuts below for easy access.  

Speed Up Your Workflow with 23 new Ableton 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

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I hope it can help speed up your Ableton workflow so you can pump out some fantastic tunes.  I have found that with Ableton Live 10, I tend to almost always have my left hand fingers around the CTRL SHIFT ALT.   It is so easy to navigate the arrangement view with these new Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts.

If you are dying to tell us about one of the Ableton Keyboard shortcuts you love, please leave a comment below.  I would love to hear about it.

New Ableton 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

General Shortcuts

WindowsMacGeneral Functions
[S][S]Show All Tracks - Minimize all Tracks and Zoom out to Show all Tracks in Arrangement View
[Z][Z]Zoom to Time Selection in Arrangement View
[Shift] [Z][Shift] [Z]Zoom Back from Arrangement Time Selection / Zoom Out Arrangement Completely
[A][A]Show or Hide all Automation Lanes
[M][M]Toggles the Computer MIDI Keyboard on and off
[+][+]Zoom In - You Can Push the [+] Without the Shift Key to Zoom in Now
[CTRL] [Scroll Mouse Wheel][CMD] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]Zoom Horizontally Where Mouse Pointer Is in Arrangement, Detail, Simpler or Sampler View
[ALT] [Scroll Mouse Wheel][ALT] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]Zoom Vertically the Height of the Selected Tracks
[Shift] [Scroll Mouse Wheel][Shift] [Scroll Mouse Wheel]Scroll Left or Right in the Arrangement and Detail View
[CTRL] [L][CMD] [L]Toggle Loop On and Off
Double Click in Automation LaneDouble Click in Automation LaneCreate a breakpoint
Right Click on PanRight Click on PanCreates Split Stereo Pan Control
Double Click on Knob or SliderDouble Click on Knob or SliderReturn Knob or Slider to its Default Value
Right and Left Arrow KeysRight and Left Arrow KeysNudge Selection Left or Right
- Hold [ALT] to fine tune nudge -
Drag Audio Effects to Master Track’s Scene Launch AreaDrag Audio Effects to Master Track’s Scene Launch AreaLoad Audio Effect On Master Track
Double Click in Midi TrackDouble Click in Midi TrackCreate New MIDI Clip

Clip Shortcuts

WindowsMacClip Functions
Drag Arrangement Clips Upper HalfDrag Arrangement Clips Upper HalfMove Arrangement Clip – Dragging Over the Lower Half Selects Time
[Shift] [Drag Top Half of Audio Clip Edge in Arrangement View][Shift] [Drag Top Half of Audio Clip Edge in Arrangement View]Stretch the Audio in Clip Right or Left - Clip Must Have Warped Enabled -
[Shift] [CTRL] [Drag in Audio Clip Below Title Bar in Arrangement view][Shift] [CMD] [Drag in Audio Clip Below Title Bar in Arrangement view]Slide the Audio in the Clip Left or Right
Select Area in Clip then Click [0]Select Area in Clip then Click [0]Deactivate Selection without Having to Cut First
Select Area in Clip then Click [R]
Select Area in Clip then Click [R]
Reverse Selection without Having to Cut First
Dragging Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area
Dragging Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop Area
Creates a New Track with Dragged Clip Including its Track’s Original Devices
Dragging Frozen Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop AreaDragging Frozen Clips from Existing Tracks to the Device Drop AreaCreates a New Frozen Track with Dragged Clip Including its Track’s Original Devices