Essential Ableton Live Keyboard Shortcuts Free PDF Download

I made a great Downloadable PDF for the Ableton Live keyboard shortcuts I use the most.  I don’t really go into the super basic shortcuts like copy and paste and etc but listed more unique ones. They are listed in order of how much I use them.   If you don’t want to download the PDF and sign up for my Ableton tips newsletter, you can view the shortcuts in the table below.  BTW, I send out the ABLETON tips newsletter about 2 times per month and you can unsubscribe anytime.

Speed Up Your Ableton Workflow With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Essential Ableton Keyboard Shortcuts

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I made this PDF so easy to print and set next to you computer. It was real fun to make and I actually learned some new ones like CTL-ALT-L to raise and lower the piano or audio effects tab (super helpful right?). I am constantly opening that thing up and down.  I hope it can help speed up your Ableton workflow and help you make more awesome music.

If you are dying to tell us about one of the Ableton Keyboard shortcuts you love, please leave a comment below, lets get this post cooking.

Essential Ableton Live Keyboard Shortcuts

MAIN ABLETON FUNCTIONSWINDOWSMAC
Continue Play from Stop PointShift-SpaceShift-Space
Select AllCTRL-ACMD-A
DuplicateCTRL-DCMD-D
RenameCTRL-RCMD-R
Loop SelectionCTRL-LCMD-L
Insert Audio Track
CTRL-T
CMD-T
Insert MIDI TrackCTRL-Shift-TCMD-Shift-T
Group Selected TracksCTRL-GCMD-G
Scroll Display to Follow PlaybackCTRL-Shift-FCMD-Shift-F
RecordF9F9
Insert SilenceCTRL-ICMD-I
Toggle Draw ModeBB
Hide/Show Piano Roll or Audio Chain
CTRL-ALT-L or Shift-F12
CMD-ALT-L or CTRL-Shift-F12
CLIP FUNCTIONSWINDOWSMAC
Insert MIDI clipCTRL-Shift-MCMD-Shift-M
Split Clip at SelectionCTRL-ECMD-E
Consolidate Selection into ClipCTRL-JCMD-J
Deactivate / Mute Selected Clips or MIDI Notes00
Capture and Insert SceneCTRL-Shift-ICMD-Shift-I
Create Fade/CrossfadeCTRL-ALT-FCMD-ALT-F
QUANTIZING AND GRID FUNCTIONS  
To Fine Select Without Being Bound By The Global QuantizeALT-SELECTCMD-SELECT
Quantize Settings...CTRL-Shift-UCMD-Shift-U
Narrow GridCTRL-1CMD-1
Widen GridCTRL-2CMD-2
Triplet GridCTRL-3CMD-3
PIANO ROLL FUNCTIONSWINDOWSMAC
Toggle Draw Mode
BB
Using Computer Keyboard for Notes - Octave Downzz
Using Computer Keyboard for Notes - Octave Upxx
Transpose Selected MIDI Notes Up an OctaveShift-UpShift-Up
Transpose Selected MIDI Notes Down an OctaveShift-DownShift-Down
PROJECT FUNCTIONSWINDOWSMAC
Save Live Set As...CTRL-Shift-SCMD-Shift-S
Export Audio/VideoCTRL-Shift-RCMD-Shift-R
Open the PreferencesCTRL and ,CMD and ,