Topic

MIDI Clip Editing and the Notes Box

This video uses Ableton Live 9, but all the same features apply to the latest update.

In this video, we’ll learn 3 things:
1. Shortcuts to quickly edit inside MIDI clips
2. How to edit notes using the Pencil Tool and the grid in the background of a clip
3. Quickly adjusting notes to sync to Ableton’s tempo using Quantization

I highly recommend getting some good headphones and/ or speaker monitors. If you don’t have either, here’s a great guide for purchasing studio monitors and a guide for headphones

Shortcuts to remember:
Pencil Tool = CMD + B
Adjust MIDI notes octave up/down = Shift + arrow key up/ down
Duplicate = CMD + D or Hold option + Click & drag

*For most shortcuts, substitute CMD for Mac, and Cntrl for PC