clip playback in session view, only playing from beginning of clip!!!

I don't know what happened, but something is seriously wrong...

In session view, when editing and warping an audio clip via the waveform in the box at the bottom of the live screen, I would like to be able to jump to different positions within the clip. I used to be able to do this no problem; I would just click on the waveform itself (top half I think), and boom playback would jump to the spot I just clicked (following the quantize settings).

But now this isn't working anymore. Now, audio clips in session view only play from the very beginning, no matter what I try! This is very frustrating. I can't warp songs or cut them up the way I want to without waiting for minutes at a time, sometimes just to hear one beat!!!

Please help, if anyone has any ideas about what might be wrong!!!

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Mixter-T 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Funk N. Furter
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    see 

    http://www.macableton.com/easy-ways-to-control-Ableton-Live.html

    for all the stuff you can do with arrow keys, navigation and so on

    here is a short extract (without images and hyperlinks):

     

     

    Scrolling

    There are various ways to scroll in the Arrange, Session and Clip views. See Arrow Keys below for more detail. 

    • Arrange View 
      • The Apple trackpads are good for scrolling, just use two fingers for horizontal or vertical.
      • With the magic mouse it's one finger for both horizontal and vertical. 
      • If you use something else it depends. I'm testing the 3M Ergonomic mouse, and it's scroll button doesn't work in Live. Selecting an area will force a scroll, but it's slow on the vertical. If you can't scroll, grab the little box in the overview, which acts as both a scroll and also zoom if you 'scroll' vertically. You can also do this in the area below, called the Beat Time Ruler. You can cmd alt drag in the main area horizontally and vertically. For scrolling vertically you can also use ▲▼ keys in the track title bar area. You can use the ◀ ► keys to scroll horizontally, but it does move the insert marker. 

     

    • Session View
      • Trackpad two finger scroll.
      • Magic mouse one finger scroll.
      • No scroll mouse—depends on the device. The 3M one can scroll by selecting (dragging). Otherwise use the ▲▼◀ ► keys.

     

    • Clip View
      • Trackpad—two finger scroll
      • Magic mouse—one finger scroll
      • no scroll mouse—use the clip overview and the area at the top to zoom and scroll horizontally. Cmd alt drag in the main area. Drag vertically to the left of the piano roll, or horizontally for vertical zoom. Use the fn plus ▲▼ keys to scroll vertically. ◀ ► will scroll horizontally in a midi clip, by moving the insert marker, in audio they will move the start marker.

     

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    3. Cursors (arrow keys) ▲▼◀ ►

    Use to move around—left to right, or up and down, in Ableton Live. 

    • ▲▼ also moves a loop by the loop length which is very useful. You have to select the loop at it's top for this to work. 
    • ▲▼◀ ► will also move a selected note up/down or left/right. 
    • Hold  to move selected notes up or down an octave, or toincrease their lengths by the grid size. 
    • ▲▼◀ ► alter values of numbers, rotate knobs and move sliders. 
    • With the grid off, arrow keys will move notes incrementally right or left, and holding ⇧ with the ▲▼◀ ► keys will increase or decrease their lengths incrementally.
    • ◀ ► will toggle a plugin window once it's been opened and is in focus. 
       


    Arrange view navigation with ▲▼◀ ► keys

    • ⌘ ⌥ O toggles the track overview at the top which shows you where you are.

     

     

    ►◀▲▼ actions:

    • click on track title to scroll vertically
    • fn ⌘ ▲▼ scrolls horizontally
    • fn ▲▼ scrolls vertically if you click in the main area
    • click on tracks to horizontal scroll  ►◀ in increments of the grid spacing. You are moving the playback/insert start marker at the same time, which is different from normal scrolling but could be a good thing. Cmd ►◀ takes the grid off.
    •  ►◀ selects an area to the right or left of the insert marker, getting larger by the grid spacing each tap. Useful for making loops.
    • ▲▼ moves you vertically from one selected track one track to another, but you only see what is in view, similar to navigating around Session with all 4 arrow keys.

     

    Clip view - Arrange and Session

    • fn ⌘ ▲▼ scrolls horizontally
    • ►◀ horizontal scroll in increments of the spacing,  takes the grid off (make sure no notes are highlighted or you will move them instead.) 
    • ▲▼ jump to the start and end of each note as long as they aren't highlighted.  
    • fn ▲▼ scrolls vertically
    • ⇧ ►◀ selects an area to the right or left of the insert marker, getting larger by the grid spacing each tap, used for making loops.
    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • songboy
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    Obviously the people answering this question are either stupid or didn't read enough of the question to answer it properly.  He is not asking how to move the arrows, he is asking why there was a change in AB9 vs AB8 that takes away the ability to click (with the mouse) in the waveform and start playing at that division.  When working on a clip, sometimes you need to hear the middle of it, or the last division of it, etc....  Now, we have to alter the clip beginning everytime to do this.  The question is why????  and also, how can we go back to the way AB8 handled this.  Please read the question properly before throwing links and answers that are meaningless.

     

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • Funk N. Furter
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    Select the start marker, the lower of the two triangles in the top left corner. Then use your arrow keys to move it along. 

     

     

    http://www.MacAbleton.com

    Free tutorials and resources for everyone using Ableton Live.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • songboy
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    Hey Mixter-T,

    I found the correct answer.  Here is the excerpt from the manual

     

    When Permanent Scrub Areas is enabled in Live’s Look/Feel Preferences, clicking in the lower half of the waveform or in the beat-time ruler will make clip playback jump to that point.

    If you don't want to change the preferences, simply hold shift and click in the area above the markers.  This should allow you to start playback at any division.  

    Cheers

    Prokat

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • Mixter-T
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    Thanks Sognboy! That is very helpful!~)

    7 months ago | 0 comments

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