Hey what’s good fam! Here’s another workflow tip that I’ve been using for years, and also one that I’ve been asked about multiple times.
I wanted to show you how to use the Options.txt file in Live to add the functionality of auto-arming tracks when you select them.
The Options.txt file is pretty cool, it allows you to enable some “hidden” or “experimental” features in Live. One thing to keep in mind about these options is that they can stop working at any time as they aren’t “officially” supported in Live.
Many of the options you can enable are useful for very specific situations and probably not something everyone would need. However, this one is something I thought many people could use and it’s one I’ve been using for many years.
You can either create the options.txt file yourself and drop it in the proper location, or you can download it below.
For reference I’ve included the proper file locations as well.
- Windows: \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\
- Mac OS: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/
You can learn more about the options.txt file on the Ableton site:
Let me know if you find this useful or if you have any questions!