The following article explains how to set up Gestures for Ableton Live. To learn more about the general aspects of Gestures, read This Article.
You will be guided through the following steps:
- Opening the UPDD Gestures Application
- Importing the Ableton Gesture Profile
- Learning the key command assignments for the Gestures.
Configuring UPDD Gestures
In this section, you will learn how to Configure the UPDD Gestures Application on your Mac OS X system.
- Open the UPDD Gestures app from App/Utilities and enable "Show Menu Bar Icon"
Enable accesabilty for UPDD gestures in system preferences.
- Click the Menu Bar icon and you will find the menu to Save and Load gestures settings.
Using Gestures with Ableton Live
Two Finger Double Tap (0) = Activate & Deactivate Clips
Three Finger Swipe Left (-) = Zooms Out
Three Finger Swipe Right (Shift =) = Zoom In
Four Finger Swipe Right (Command Shift Right) = Highlight 1 bar at a time
Four Finger Swipe Down (End) = Jump Overview 8 Bars at a time
Four Finger Swipe Up (Home) = Jump to beginning of session
One Finger Swipe Left from Right Edge of Screen = Open Mission Control
One Finger Swipe Right from Left Edge of Screen (Command T) = Create New Audio Track
Two Finger Swipe Left From Right Edge of Screen (Command Shift T) = Create New MIDI Track
Two Finger Swipe Right from Left Edge of Screen (Command Option T) = Insert New Return Track
Rotate Left (Command E) = Cuts Clips
Rotate Right (0) = Activate & Deactivate Clips
Four Finger Squeeze = Hide Current Application
Four Finger Splay (Command W) = Close Window
Five Finger Squeeze (Command Option P) = Open/Close Plugin Window
Five Finger Splay (Command Option F) = Brings Fades To Selected Region