One of the most popular PerforModule articles to date is How to Organize User Plugin Presets Like a Boss in Ableton Using the Hidden Architecture and it’s understandable — it’s very helpful to be able to integrate one’s own presets into the browser’s organization structure. And it’s pretty simple to accomplish. Read that article for an in-depth rundown on the topic in which is also explored further customization options for the truly OCD, if you have the desire.
Or just read on for a briefer summary…
•Basically, if you place your User Library presets into folders with the same specific names as the built-in categories, those presets will now also appear in their respective category folders in the browser.
•Further, you can yourself customize the system, adding your own bespoke categories. Read about that in part two.
Live 11 Has updated the default categories, adding a handful of new ones which is good news to me, since i’ll be able to integrate more stuff with the built-in system. Some of the choices are a bit odd… but hey, whatever.
Click here to download the blank category folders, and/or copy the following lists for reference.
Instrument Rack (Sounds) Categories:
Ambient & Evolving
Guitar & Plucked
Piano & Keys
For presets of Live instruments that have not been racked.
The same as Sounds categories but with the addition of…
Audio Effect Categories:
Mixing & Mastering
Modulation & Rhythmic
Performance & DJ
Drum Hit Categories:
Midi FX Categories:
That’s it for today. Check here for a nifty list of all my audio production tips & tricks thusfar. More on the way!