Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?

Live Enhancement Suite is a workflow enhancement tool written in AutoHotkey and Lua + Hammerspoon. Instead of making changes to Ableton Live itself, it automates user action at near-invisible speeds.

Both of these tools are often used to make quick and dirty shortcuts for personal use, but the goal of Live Enhancement Suite is to make a tool that works well for all users, making these shortcuts accessible and easy to use.

A complete list of all the features can be found in the documentation.

Why did you make this?

LES is an Ableton Live fan project run by artists.

In our opinion, Ableton Live is very close to being the perfect DAW for creating music and other content. However, there are additional features we wish were part of the software, but aren't, so we've created them ourselves.

We hope to make the music creation experience more enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike.

The program is starting, but the menu doesn't work.

This is a common problem people have when running Ableton Live as an administrator.

An easy way to fix this is to either run Ableton Live as a normal user, or to run LES as an administrator. Everything will work fine as long as both of them match.

Error found in settings.ini; Value for "pianorollmacro" is not a character corresponding to a key on your keyboard

As all keyboards have different nationalities there is a chance that the default key for the pianoroll macro doesn't exist on your keyboard.

Please head into the settings text file that the dialog box should open and change the "pianorollmacro" value to a key on your keyboard.

The scale menu isn't placing notes! How can I get it to work?

In order to place scale stamps you need to use the piano roll macro.

Please check out this page in the documentation for more information.

Disableloop isn't working!

To create clips with the loop disabled, use the ctrl + shift + m shortcut included in Live.

Remember that LES is just a macro toolkit. There's no way for us to know you're creating a clip if you do it by double clicking.

Help! X other thing doesn’t work properly for me!

Because it's a free download I'm surrounded by a forcefield that destroys all complaints and platform requests. Jokes aside, that’s not good—If you have a problem with the program misbehaving, please send Inverted Silence a DM on Twitter: @invertedsilence

Why not Windows 7?

Title bar detection does not work properly on Windows 7, so features relying on that will not work properly (like the bookmark thing in the settings). LES should still work fine for the most part, though.

How can I contact you formally?

If you have formal/business enquiries of any kind, please contact us at We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please do not use this email for tech support questions.

DM @invertedsilence on twitter instead. You'll get help much more quickly that way!

Who made this website?

This website was made by Aevi.

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