Ableton MIDI Drawing Trick For Faster Composing

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  1. wav0

    wav0 Newbie

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    Hi Guys
    Please someone help me
    How can I play the midi while I'm drawing the melody like Deadmou5 in the following video? (watch the first few mins)




    bcaz each time that I hit the space it plays the midi form the beginning !
    I need to hear the new notes/Chords that I've just draw !

    Best regards
     
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  3. luvs2spooge

    luvs2spooge Newbie

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    highlight the portion of the midi you would like to work on, and press, CTRL+L or CMD+L to loop the selected area
     
  4. nobodyspecial

    nobodyspecial Producer

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    yes. loop and then , you must put the. headphone symbol on above the notes. under the word Fold > then. you will hear which notes you add
     
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  6. Pinkman

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    or hold ALT (Option) and press the Space Bar. This plays the last drawn (or selected) MIDI note.
    Space Bar on its own plays from beginning.
     
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  7. Herr Durr

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    @Pinkman nice to see you around again... always with some good tips as well.. :wink:
     
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  8. guitarie

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    think you talked about ableton 9 ?
    I use ableton 10 and use ctrl+spacebar for this.
    And it's only works in arrangement view not in session view :(
     
  9. Pinkman

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    It's been a while sir Herr.

    @guitarie You're right. Ctrl+Space in Windows, Alt+Space in macOS. This applies to Live 10 and only to Arrangement View. This is where deadmau5 was working in the op's video.

    It's fascinating to me the way this guy composes. He plays the piano roll like I used to play Civilization.
     
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