Creating new or blank Template Sets

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Saving a new Template Set

  • Modify a set until it's reached the desired state
  • Use the File/Folder Preferences' “Save Current Set as Default” button to save the current Live Set as the default Template

Creating a blank Template Set

To return the Default set to the factory state, delete the existing Template.als file in this location:

  • Windows
    \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Template.als
  • Mac
    /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Template.als

Note: These folders are hidden by default. Here's how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.

Creating multiple Template Sets

In addition to this “master” default template, you can create additional template Sets for different types of projects, each with their own unique configuration of tracks, devices, etc. To do this, create a folder called “Templates” within your User Library. Any Sets saved to this folder will then function as templates: they will load with the configuration you saved, but with the name Untitled.als, ready to be used as a new Set.