Ableton Live 8 Keyboard Shortcuts on two pages

I still don´t use all the Ableton Live Keyboard Shortcuts I could, because I simply can´t remember them all.
Having the printed manual or some photocopies on my desk wasn´t the solution either. 

I really felt the need to have all those shortcuts on one simple page, but to my knowledge there is no such thing. 


I thought I had to give something back, so I created two Shortcut lists with two pages each – on for Windows users and one for MAC users. 

Please feel free to download them here: 



It´s free, a simple “thanks” is all I´m asking for….

Please let me know, if You find any mistakes.

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79 Responses

  1. Nico says:

    Hi! nice idea thanks a lot! should come in very handy, especially for noobs.

    one thing, the link above is kinda broke, both the Mac and the Windows link are the same (the mac.pdf).

    in other words (in case this wasnt clear^^)

    when you click the windows link, you will be directed to the mac pfd. thats because both are the same 1 mac link.^^


  2. admin says:

    Hi Nico,

    thanks for the hint.
    Links are fixed now.


  3. Dan says:

    Nice christmas present!
    Well done, dude.

    p.s.: I´m following You on twitter now.

  4. admin says:

    Yeah, just follow me.
    Lots of tweets about the daily hassle of a nightshift producer….. ;-)

  5. Mark says:

    Nice one. Thanks mate.

  6. Mike says:

    This is one, free, simple THANKS :))))!!!

  7. Bob says:

    Thanks! I just started learning Ableton Live and this will help immensely, you rock!!

  8. Joel says:

    Awesome, thanks mate! Very clear user-friendly layout.

  9. bb says:

    good work, thanks!

  10. Many thanks for this – My workflow on LIVE8 is pretty good, but this can only help…!

  11. dave says:

    this is great! Thanks

  12. Robert Petik says:

    Thank you very much bro i really appreciate that :-)

  13. admin says:

    Thanks for the kind words.

  14. Calvin says:

    Thanks a lot, I really appreciate this.

  15. thanks for doing this man, really helpful, I once had a dream about this

  16. Mike says:

    Hey, these are great! Thanks so much!

  17. deppe says:

    This and so much more that you graciously offer freely is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your excellent work! Cheers!

  18. Ruiz says:

    thank you! thank you! thank you! BIG LOVE from Romania

  19. Lokin says:

    DOOOOD! Thanks! !

  20. T P Scott says:

    Thanks from me as well! I started trying to put together the exact same thing, and thought, “hmmmmmmmmmmmmm … I wonder if someone has already done this?” And lo and behold!

    Over the years I have gotten into lots of bad workflow habits by not making efficient use of keyboard accelerators…hopefully having this at hand will go a way to fix it.
    Best regards
    G. Y. Rasputin

  21. champamoore says:

    thanks for making my mac migration easier. nice work.

  22. Nicolblightas says:

    Good one mate

  23. pilzy says:

    I quite simply LOVE You.

    Funny how the greatest ideas are usually the simplest idea`s!


  24. JABRRR says:

    much thanks!!

  25. Ammo says:

    Very good, helpful, and organized summary. Found your link through itself a very useful site. Keep up the good work.

  26. Rich Seymour says:


  27. Chris says:

    Thanks bro! This will make my transfer from Logic much easier! Big ups!

  28. Ian says:

    Immensely useful. Thanks so much!

  29. Chengy McChengington says:

    a year and a half later, this is still immensely useful! Thanx again! I just made it my background

  30. Max says:

    Wow. I already knew some that made it easier for me, but simply because of “CTRL – finer adjustments” you get a big THANKS from me :DDD I always tried to draf around as careful as possible to have the same automation values in two places. Now when you also want to have even numbers it gets more and more of a pain in the ass.
    And thats just the second block. Let’s see what else i can find


  31. krinjah says:

    Maximum Thanx.. Very Very Helpful!

  32. Me says:

    Thank you so much!

  33. George Cline says:

    Thanks a ton. Just downloaded and printed these for myself and some friends!

  34. Chris G says:

    Thanks very much! saves me lots of time..

  35. Josh says:

    Thanks so much

  36. Robert Ginkgo says:

    Thanks so much! Super handy.

    I’m still very much a n00b, and have been considering getting one of these keyboard covers to simply life. Your contribution is a big help in the meanwhile.

  37. P4R45173 says:

    You, sir, kick unholy ass… Thanks a bunch!

  38. Zachary J says:


  39. VEIYEN says:

    Realy Nice Effort, Thanks it helps a lot….:)

  40. Latrop says:

    thanks man! good work


  42. Thanks so much Vertecs! You’re going to Ableton heaven for this!

    Btw, does anyone know if there a way to copy all MIDI & or customization paramaters in a track/clip, etc?

    I don’t think that was listed if I read correctly.

    thanks all


  43. William says:

    Thank you for this! Appreciate it.

  44. titi says:

    many thanks pal !!! u made my day!

  45. Marcu_s says:

    Thanks a lot!!

  46. Aerotake says:

    Thanks! Awesome resource, printing it out now.

  47. n00b says:

    Ha Ha. You said “Newb”

    Get FastTracker (NO–don’t you dare touch Google) and sit the fuck down

  48. n00b says:

    Oh, and thanks Vertecs! Very nice work & now are part of my Background images

  49. namlow says:

    Very useful. Thanks.

  50. Jeremy says:

    Thanks so much for this

  51. Juan says:

    First of all THANKS from Argentina! I just wanna add that the shortcut CTRL SHIFT M can be used on arrangement view, if u wanna add like a crash cymbal or something, i don’t know. Just select an empty bar by clickin and draggin and click CTRL SHIFT M.

  52. Wolf says:

    Thank you!

  53. Jon says:

    You da man. Very helpful for workflow..!

  54. carlito ? says:

    Good work well done…Merci

  55. carlito ? says:

    Merci……good work

  56. Joe Han says:

    Thanks! Very helpful indeed!

  57. R.Fass says:

    Thanks mate, very helpfull! Cheers!

  58. Antoin says:


  59. Yuk says:

    Thank you for your generosity! Your efforts is greatly, greatly appreciated!

  60. someperson says:

    Thank you so much for this! This is going to be a most invaluable tool, definitely printing this one out =)

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  62. Angelanor says:

    You always do the right thing. God Bless you.
    Thank you

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