Installing and managing Live Packs

  • Live Versions: 9
  • Operating System: All

Browsing and downloading Live Packs

  • Click on a Pack
  • Then click on the button marked "Buy Now" to complete the purchase process, or "Download" (if they are free packs).
  • Purchased packs are added to your User Account, where they can then be downloaded.

Installing Live Packs

  • Live packs download in the ALP format. Double click on the ALP file or drag and drop it anywhere in Live to install the Pack.
  • Once installed, they will appear in the Places section in Live's Browser under Packs.

Managing Live Packs

  • The Live 9 Browser can be used to manage your Live Packs.
  • To move a Pack, CMD click/Right-click any Pack you wish to move and select 'Move Pack' from the menu. 


  • Here, you can also choose to delete the Pack, view the installed Pack on your hard disk, or view the original Help lesson contained within the Pack. 
  • The installation folder for Packs can be changed in Live's Preferences ---> Library. Packs can be installed on an external hard drive if required.


Using Third-Party Packs in Live

Any third-party packs which are not downloaded from the Ableton website are managed in a slightly different way. Read our article on using Third Party Packs in Live

Further Reading

Check the Live Pack FAQ