Nudge Clips in Arrangement view
Can i Move or Nudge Clips in Arrangement view using Keyboard instead of dragging with mouse.
15 votes received15 votes
+1 to add nudge, and general comping features that are lacking in Ableton3 years ago | 0 comments
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This is a very important editing technique that is lacking from ableton. Please have a look at Logic Pro to see how this is done.3 years ago | 1 comment
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This would be such an awesome feature especially for sound design for film. Would be great to have a nudging feature that would allow to move by seconds, samples and beat grid. At least nudging according to whatever the grid setting is... Home to see this in a future update. Push would be great for this as well...2 years ago | 0 comments
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+1 For Nudge Clips in Ableton's Arrangement Window!
I use Pro Tools & Logic Pro too, both allow you to Nudge your clips, regions, midi notes, etc... by the millisecond. I set my nudge to 1 millisecond in both Pro Tools & Logic Pro, that way i can move things around and get a much better swing and feel with both audio and midi notes. This is also very helpful when working on a Remix for nudging around Vocals too. Some people may think that nudging a few milliseconds to the right or left, may not be noticeable, but for those who know what I'm talking about, it makes a world of difference.
Ableton, you should have a Nudge by 1 millisecond key command that works on both audio and midi, it makes a world of difference, trust me!
For now, here's a few work around tips that help me when using Ableton. You can duplicate an audio or midi track and use the track delay on things you want to nudge to the left or right. You can also turn off the grid or make it adaptive, so you can zoom in and get to the smallest increments, then slide things around. Lastly, you can drag audio into sampler, simpler or drum rack, then play what you want in real-time (no quantize), and make and audio track with the input set to whatever device you are using to record it as audio in real-time or you can record the midi note then freeze and flatten the track, so you have your audio or midi closer to where you want it.
All these are just some workarounds, but Ableton... If you add a Nudge by 1 millisecond key command for both audio and midi, it would make a lot of people and happy and it would make a world of difference, trust me!
I am a long time Ableton Live user and this is one of the main features I'd like to see Ableton add to it. Another would be a midi note chopper tool, similar to the one in FL Studio... but that's another topic.
Hope the workarounds help some people and Hopefully Ableton will add that feature to a future update sometime soon! Until then, Ableton is still a very powerful, useful and creative tool!2 years ago | 0 comments
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What kind of an answer is that? That's not what the question was asking.
Simply put no. There's a load of key combinations to move your selection point / selection area around but nothing to simply move a clip. A huge oversight in my opinion as someone who often makes mixes in Arrangement View.3 years ago | 0 comments
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+1 This is a much needed feature and a must to compete with Logic and Pro Tools s far as editing.2 years ago | 0 comments
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If you can imagine the arrangement view and looking at a rhythm section composed of 10 audio tracks with various audio clips and then trying to create a groove by having to zoom in really close to a clip and then mouse-click it and move it a few microseconds either direction and then having to do this over and over again until you get that rad groove you want, then you'd realize how much more effective and accurate nudging clips in arrangement would be.
Please Add Nudge to Clips in Arrangement. Nudging midi is great, but nudging percussive audio clips is even more organic and controllable. It would make arranging rhythm sections much more precise than having to zoom in really close to a clip and move it by mouse.2 years ago | 0 comments
7 votes received2 votes
+1 for arrangement clip nudge.1 year ago | 0 comments
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Defo want this too! Nudging audio by 1/16th etc would be great, regardless of Zoom.
Look at Reaper as to how to do this...8 months ago | 0 comments
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a possible work around is to use slice to midi to convert the sample(s) to midi notes, which can then be nudged. I do this for drums and it works great1 year ago | 0 comments
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This is going on 4 years since it was originally asked so I started looking into workarounds and here's what I came up with. I'm on OSX, so this is tailored for Mac users, but could be replicated easily on Windows.
This sequence will produce a nudge left:
Select a clip
command + x
command + v
This sequence will produce a nudge right:
Select a clip
command + x
command + v
You can trigger this using a number of ways. I chose to use:
Their OSX app Better Touch Tool ($5 and a free 45 day trial period) was easy to use and ran that sequence the quickest. Seems strange since the sequence is very simple, but for some reason all of the other solutions I tried resulted in choppy playback. I also tried using applescript, making a service and triggering with a key command, but there was always an odd lag. I tried Keyboard Maestro and had similar results with lag and odd results with the timing.
Here are the settings I used in BTT.
And here it is in action:3 months ago | 2 comments
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Old post for sure, but I just wanted to add that I find nudging to be somewhat arbitrary in Ableton due to good old fashioned cut, paste and undo. I find you can actually end up with a bit more freedom in the long run by doing it this way. It also really does take virtually the same amount of time if you know how to properly navigate your views.8 months ago | 1 comment
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Well, Live is an app that uses all the potential of graphic interface on systems that are based on mouse pointer (Windows - Mac) but of course, some times it is easier to use the Keyboard or combination of both in order to get faster actions.
Regarding your question, i guess you already know that Cut - Copy - Paster are available commands that you can use with clips in the arrangement view to make them move along the timeline.
The Arrows let you move along the timeline from the very left to the right. You need to point with the mouse over the section before the Keyboard takes the action.
Shift + Control + Command + ALT , are Keys available as Top Hits that combined with others let you get great actions.4 years ago | 3 comments
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