Using third-party packs in Live

  • Live Versions: 9
  • Operating System: All

If you are installing official Live packs downloaded from the Ableton website, check instead our article on Installing and Managing Live Packs.

If you wish to install a Third-party Pack downloaded from another source, then please follow these instructions.

Installing Third-Party packs

  • Download a third-party pack(s).
  • Create a folder on your computer or external hard drive called "Third-Party Packs".
  • To install the pack, double click the .alp file or drag the pack into Live.
  • Live will recognize it as a third-party Pack and ask where to install it. Choose the "Third-Party Packs" folder that you created. 

  • We recommend adding this folder to "Places" in Live's browser, so you have easy access to it. Here's how to add content to Places.
  • For future installations of third-party packs, choose the same folder

Using content contained in the Pack

Content contained in third-party packs can be different from Pack to Pack. Expand the pack folder to view any contained content. This may include:

  • Presets for Live Devices

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  • Samples folders containing various samples used in the presets

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  • A Live Set containing a demo song and Live Devices

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  • The Live Devices found in the Live Set can be saved as presets in your User Library by clicking on the diskette icon on the Instrument

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