Vitamin L -- key assignments (v. 1.0)

 

Convenience shortcuts

Esc+F1

Toggle audio engine

 

Shift+Caps Lock

Toggle quick keys

 

F1

Display shortcuts

 

Ctrl+F1

Read the Live Manual

 

F2

Rename

 

Ctrl+F2 or  Shift+D

Toggle delay compensation

 

F3

Find…

 

F4 or Alt+K

MIDI Keyboard

toggle computer MIDI keyboard and automatically disable/enable quick keys

F5

Previous skin

 

hint: leave only your favorite skins in Live’s Skins directory and use these shortcuts to quickly switch between them

F6

Next skin

F7

Lock/unlock envelopes

 

F8

Export Audio/Video…

 

Shift+F8

Export MIDI

 

Ctrl+F8

Preferences…

 

Alt+F1

Find Live plugin

 

Alt+F2

Find VST plugin

 

Alt+F3

Find in file browser 1

 

Alt+F4

Find in file browser 2

 

Alt+F5

Find in file browser 3

 

WinKey+F1..F8

Mute/unmute track 1..8

 

Ctrl+Shift+O

Open recent set…

 

Ctrl+Alt+S

Save a copy…

 

Ctrl+P

Open previous (last) set

 

Alt+Q

Exit

replaces CTRL+Q

Insert

Insert track

 

Shift+Insert

Insert MIDI track

 

Ctrl+Insert

Insert return track

 

WinKey+Insert

Insert time (arrange)/

Insert scene (session)

 

Alt+1

Vst plugins

 

Alt+2

Live plugins

 

Alt+3,4,5

File browser 1,2,3

 

R

Record

 

 

quick keys

F

Follow playback

G

Quantization grid on/off

H

Draw mode switch

Ctrl+Alt+F

Manage files

 

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo

same as CTRL+Y

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Alt+Right Click

Delete automation; clear envelope; rename (in browser)

click on a control or on a track in the arrange view to clear automation envelope

Double-click tray icon

Temporarily disable / enable all shortcuts

 

Ctrl+F9

Reload script

use this if things go wrong…

 

Timeline editing

Alt+Space or B

Play from mouse position

 

WinKey+Space or Y

Play from last mouse position

plays from the last visual position on the timeline where command above was used; quick key

S

Split (arrange view)

 

 

quick keys

D

Duplicate

J

Consolidate

G

Grid on/off

W

Select a section of the timeline (arrange) / Select all slots in a scene (session)

takes a timeline selection and turns it into a section which includes all tracks – very handy!; quick key

F7

Lock/unlock envelopes

 

Alt+Z

Freeze/unfreeze track(s)

 

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Flatten

 

Right button+Left button

Grid on/off

alternative mouse button shortcuts for faster editing

Middle Button

Draw mode switch


 

Clip properties (timeline)

V

Quick volume mode

toggle quick modes for audio clips; use arrow keys, PgUp/PgDn and mouse wheel to adjust properties; same key or ESC to exit; quick keys

C

Quick pitch mode

X

Quick bpm mode

V

Show/hide velocity

For MIDI clips; quick keys

C

MIDI editor preview

X

Fold/unfold notes

U

Reverse audio clip /

Quantize midi clip

works from timeline; quick key

/

(De-)activate clip(s)

if no clip is selected, will try to (de-)activate clip under mouse; quick key

Alt+Enter

Show clip properties

 

Alt+E

Edit clip in editor

only when quick keys are on; not available in Live 6

Shift+W

Toggle clip warp

audio clips; quick key

Shift+L

Toggle clip loop

audio and MIDI clips; quick key

Shift+X

Select clip warp mode

 

 

 

quick keys

 

E

Show/hide envelopes

O

Volume envelope

P

Pan envelope

T

Transpose (audio) / pitch bend (MIDI) envelope

Shift+M

Modulation envelope

MIDI clip; quick key

Shift+S

Sample shift (audio) / sustain pedal (MIDI) env.

quick key

Alt+Right Button or

Alt+Delete

Clear envelope

 

 

Clip properties (Clip view)

in addition to timeline shortcuts, when the focus is in clip view, you can use these:

W

Toggle clip warp

audio clip; quick key

L

Toggle clip loop

audio or MIDI clip; quick key

E

Show/hide envelopes

quick key

 

S

 

Sample offset envelope

audio clip; quick key

Sustain envelope

MIDI clip; quick key

M

Modulation envelope

MIDI clip; quick key

Alt+Right Button or

Alt+Delete

Clear envelope

 

 

View

\

Show/hide clip/plugin properties

 

 

 

quick keys

 

 

]

Show/hide browser

[

Show/hide return tracks

I

Show/hide I/O

S

Show/hide sends

session view; quick key

Alt+M

Show/hide mixer

 

Alt+D

Show/hide track delay

 

Alt+X

Show/hide crossfader

 

Ctrl+Alt+F

Show/hide file manager

 

 

Timeline navigation

PgUp/PgDn

Move cursor by 1 bar

hold to shuttle back/forth in time

Shift+PgUp/PgDn

Move cursor by 4 bars

Left/Right

Move cursor by 1/16

only in arrange view

Ctrl+Home

Return to origin

if the set is very long, may need to hit it several times

 

Precision editing

these a numeric pad shortcuts and are enabled when NumLock is ON

Numpad 4 / Numpad 6

Move clip by 1 pixel

if no clip under mouse, will simply move the cursor.  You can use these sticky-click mode as well.  Horizontal move only works in arrange.

Numpad 1 / Numpad 3

Move clip by 10 pixels

Numpad 7 / Numpad 9

Move clip by 50 pixels

Numpad 8 / Numpad 2

Move clip up/down

Alt+Numpad 8 / 2

Copy clip to previous / next track (scene)

 

 

Sticky click mode

Q, NumPad 5

Toggle sticky-click mode

use numpad keys or mouse to move; {Ctrl+}Q/numpad5/mouseclick or ESC to exit

Ctrl+Q, Ctrl+NumPad 5, Ctrl+Mouseclick

When exiting sticky-click mode, copy instead of move

Shift+Q

Precision sticky-click mode

use this for automation (see below)

 

Working with automation

all shortcuts for lanes work only in Live 7+

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Fold/unfold all automation lanes for track under mouse

if no lanes exist, will try to open an automation lane for each automated parameter

Esc+Right Button

Close automation lane under mouse cursor

 

Alt+Insert

Insert automation lane

 

Alt+Right Button or

Alt+Delete

Delete automation

alt-right click on timeline, on track head or any knob to delete automation

Shift+Q

Precision sticky-click mode

Use this for precise automation editing, esp. for tempo automation.  Mouse wheel up/down for small adjustments, Shift+Mousewheel for large

 

Multiple take management

N

Previous take

after recording multiple takes, use these to quickly switch between different takes; quick keys

M

Next take

 

Power zoom/scroll

Mouse Wheel Up/Down

Zoom in/out on timeline

Zoom in/out in clip view

Select tracks (session)

Scroll through plugins

Select files in browser

Move knob/slider (session mixer)

also: increase/decrease value (quick modes); vertical zooming in vertical zoom mode; precision automation adjustments in “controlled sticky click” mode

 Ctrl+Mouse Wheel

Scroll through scenes

session view

Scroll through tracks

arrange view

Shift+Mouse Wheel

Vertical zoom

arrange view

Ctrl+Shift+Mouse Wheel

Vertical zoom 1 track

v. zoom track under mouse

Z

Vertical zoom mode

use mousewheel or move mouse up/down to zoom; Z or ESC to exit; quick key

Shift+Z

Vertical zoom track mode

same as above, but only for track currently under mouse

WinKey+Mouse Wheel

Scroll up/down

 

WinKey+Ctrl+Wheel

Scroll left/right

 

WinKey+Ctrl+Home

Scroll to first track

 

Ctrl+ +/-

Accelerated zoom

 

Shift+ +/-

Instantaneous zoom

zoom in to sample level/zoom out full

Ctrl+`

Reset all tracks to minimum height

 

 

vertical height presets for all tracks.  

WinKey+`

Reset all tracks to medium height

Alt+`

Reset all tracks to normal height

Shift+`

Fold/unfold all tracks

 

 

Plugins and extended functionality

Alt+U

Load utilty to current track

 

Ctrl+Alt+P

Load spectrum to master track

not available in Live 6

Alt+S

Sample to new MIDI track

this command will create a new MIDI track with a Simpler and load the clip currently under mouse cursor in the Simpler.  

 

Remappings

These allow you to assign these key combinations from Live.

Ctrl+Left

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only active in appropriate context; use Ctrl+WinKey+Left/Right to shorten/lengthen loop on the timeline

Ctrl+Right

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Appskey

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Appskey = menu key on the bottom right on your kbd

Ctrl+Appskey

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Alt+Appskey

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Additional recommended shortcuts

Some keys have been intentionally left unassigned by Vitamin L to allow flexibility in choosing

several native shortcuts in Live.  Here’s an example of possible mappings for some of these:

L

Loop

 

;

Punch in

 

'

Punch out

 

| (= Application Key)

Set locator

 

,

Previous locator

this will give you Ctrl+Left/Right for these

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Next locator

K

Metronome on/off

 

 

Alternatively, for navigating with a full-sized keyboard:

NumPad .

Metronome on/off

 

NumPad 0

Tap tempo

 

NumPad Enter

Set locator

 

NumPad /

Previous locator

 

NumPad *

Next Locator

 

 

Shortcuts for rendeding audio/video (video and dither are Live 7-only)

T

Rendered track

N

Normalize

L

Loop

F

File Type

M

Convert to mono

B

Bit depth

D

Dither options

A

Create Analysis

V

Create video file

E

Video encoder

Ctrl-E

Encoder settings

Enter

Start render

F8, Esc

Cancel

 

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