The first step in getting acquainted with a new program - the study of its user interface.
At first glance, many different elements can scare, but everything becomes easier if you break them into separate groups.
Most of your work in Ableton LiveIt takes place on the main screen. This screen is composed of several units, each of which controls certain aspects of your project, depending on the type of document you are working on.
Along the edges of the screen are triangular signs, clicking on which you can expand and collapse the individual blocks.
You can also change the size of the main screen of blocks - for this, move the cursor to the edge of the right unit to display the double-sided arrow.
If you have multiple monitors or alarge screen, you can open a second window to display all the blocks of the main screen at the same time. To do this, select the Second Window command from the View menu or press the key combination [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [W] on the Windows or the [CMD] + [SHIFT] + [W] on the Mac.
Attention: On Mac OS X key [F11] is used fortransition in Expose mode, and will switch Ableton Live in full-screen mode until the Expose feature has not been disabled in the system or not linked to another key.
You can run in full Ableton Livemode, selecting Full Screen command in the View menu or by pressing [F11]. To exit full screen mode, click on the arrow that appears in the lower right corner of the screen, or press [F11].