Creating new or blank Default Sets

  • Live Versions: 1 - 9
  • Operating System: All

If a Live Set has been saved accidentally as the Default Set or if a new, empty Default Set is wanted:

  • Hold down the SHIFT key while choosing “New Live Set” from the File menu.
  • This will create a new Set that is empty.
  • Use the File/Folder Preferences' “Save Current Set as Default” button to save the current Live Set as the default Template.

The Default Set is stored in Live's Preferences folder:

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Template.als

Windows XP

\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Template.als

Mac OS X

/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Template.als

Note that these folders may be hidden on your computer, depending upon your operating system.  Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further information on how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.