Customizing the Metronome sound

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

In Live 10 you can choose from three different Metronome sounds; Classic, Click and Wood. Open the Metronome settings by clicking the pull-down to change the sound:

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In case you wish to customize Live's Metronome sound by replacing the default audio files with your own, please follow these instructions:

Mac:

  • Show Package Contents with a right /-ctrl click on the Live.app file in Finder
  • Open Contents/App-Resources/Misc/Metronome/Samples/ - find the files “Metronome.wav” and “MetronomeUp.wav”
  • Rename your “MetronomeUp.wav” and “Metronome.wav” to “MetronomeUpBackup.wav”/“MetronomeBackup.wav” (keep these files if you want to change them back later).
  • Name your own Metronome sounds to “Metronome.wav” and “MetronomeUp.wav” and paste them into the above mentioned folder
  • If you want the original Metronome sounds back, delete your custom sounds and rename the backup files (by removing “Backup” from the names.)

Windows:

  • Find the original Metronome sounds here:
    • C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live x\Resources\Misc\Metronome\Samples\
  • Rename your “MetronomeUp.wav” and “Metronome.wav” to “MetronomeUpBackup.wav”/“MetronomeBackup.wav” (keep these files if you want to change them back later).
  • Name your own Metronome sounds to “Metronome.wav” and “MetronomeUp.wav” and paste them into the above mentioned folder
  • If you want the original Metronome sounds back, delete your custom sounds and rename the backup files (by removing “Backup” from the names.)

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further informations how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.