Using Collections

  • Live Versions: 10
  • Operating System: All

Collections allows an additional level of organisation for anything that already displays in Live's Browser (files, presets, devices, plug-ins, sets etc). You can add up to seven Collections, which are color coded and can be renamed or shown/hidden if required.

Adding an item to Collections

Right click on the item in the Browser, then select one or more of the Collections on the context menu:


Renaming a color label

Right click on a label or folder name to rename it.


Hiding Collections

Hover to the right of Collections and click the Edit link which appears in order to edit the Collections:Screenshot_Collections_Rename_1.png

Then tick the boxes to make collections visible, or untick to hide them:


Syncing Collections between computers

As of version 10.0.3, Live stores metadata information into XMP files. These .xmp files are stored inside the "Ableton Folder Info" subfolder in these places:

  • User Library (for items from Core Library, Factory Packs and plug-ins)
  • Content folders added to Places that contain a colored item

Therefore if the User Library is stored to a cloud-synced folder the metadata will sync to all attached computers. Likewise if the files reside on an external drive, this will automatically import the metadata to any computer which is connected to the external drive. If you transfer only the XMP files you could manually port the metadata.

Note: It's not possible to transfer color labels. These have to be renamed accordingly on the other computer.

Further Reading

Duplicate Packs in Collections