How to re-install specific Intro/Lite content after upgrading Live

  • Live Versions: Live 6 -8
  • Operating System: All

Live Intro and several Live Lite versions provide some specific default content (loops, samples etc) which is unique to those versions. If you've upgraded your Live License and have uninstalled Lite/Intro, this specific legacy content might be missing.

There are two different places where the missing content might be stored - on a CD/DVD or within the Live installer.

CD/DVD - Insert the CD/DVD to your computer drive, launch your current edition of Live and drag the packs onto its GUI - they will be installed into the library.

Live installer - If the content is contained within a Live installer (as e.g. LiveIntroSoundsbyLoopmastersDL, LiveLiteSoundsbyLoopmasters, 3rd-party vendor packs), the installer itself is needed. If it's not at hand anymore, it can be downloaded from your user account page. Depending on the computer's OS, there are different ways to get the specific content into the current Live library:

Mac:

  • Launch Live Standard/Suite
  • Locate the Live Intro/Lite version in the Applications folder
  • Right-click on the Live Intro/Lite application and “Show Package Contents”
  • Navigate to the folder Contents/App-Resources/DefaultPackages and find the content packs
  • Drag the packs onto the Live/Suite GUI - they will be installed into the library now
  • Remove the Live/Intro version

Windows:

  • Close the regular Live/Suite version
  • Install Live Intro/Lite
  • If this version has the same version number as the already installed Live, choose a custom folder as storage place to make sure the installations don't collide
  • Don't start this version after the installation has finished
  • Navigate to the folder where this version had been installed into
  • Open this folder and navigate into the Resources\DefaultPackages folder
  • In this folder, find the content packs and copy or move them to a suitable place, e.g. the desktop
  • Close this folder and uninstall Live Intro/Lite again
  • Start the regular Live/Suite and drag the previously copied/moved packs onto its GUI - they will be installed into the library now