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MIDI Clip Editing and the Notes Box

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Now that we have a basic understanding of the layout of Live and how to create new MIDI clips, let’s make some music.

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

For this video and throughout this course, I recommend using headphones or speaker monitors. Being able to accurately hear what you’re producing is super important. 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