A is for Ableton Live – and Madeleine Bloom can get you up and running with a bunch of 10.1 shortcuts in just over two minutes.
Madeleine of Sonic Bloom is one of the world’s top experts for staying productive in Live (to say nothing of helping us re-skin the thing so the colors are the way we want).
Live 10.1 actually added a lot of shortcuts to save you time – it’s what 10 promised, but implemented in a way that makes more sense. And she plows through them in a hurry:
F lets you get at fades right away.
H makes everything fill space vertically in the Arrangement so you don’t have to squint.
My personal favorite – Z, which zooms right to what’s selected and fills the Arrangement so you can focus and see easily.
Want to zoom back out again? X!
This is all so much better than hunting around.
Z is so much my favorite that it just earned this:
By popular demand, don’t forget X to zoom back out again (thanks pottering):
For more on Live 10.1 and how to get started: