Transposing midi

There's a nice easy "transpose" wheel on audio clips but on midi clips I have not yet found a transpose button, so I've been having to drag the midi up manually, which, if it's a "played in" performance means I can slightly alter the timing, which I'd rather not have.

Also I don't want to use the midi plugin device for transpose because I'm talking about a single midi clip not the whole track.

I imagine there is a simple way to do this but can anyone point me in the right direction?


keefbaker 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Quantize
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    If you hit cmd+A (ctrl+A on PC) all of the notes will be highlighted in the clip. You can then use the cursor keys on your keyboard to move the notes up and down without altering the timing in any way. Holding shift and the up or down arrows will jump the notes up/down one octave at a time.

    Hope this helps.


    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • Ableton_David Ableton staff
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    Have you tried using a clip envelope on the Pitch knob of the Pitch MIDI Effect? Leave the knob at "0" on the actual effect. This would allow you to edit the transposition of each clip individually, without changing the whole track.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • keefbaker
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    Thanks guys! 2 different ways to do it! Superb!

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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