The Core Library

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

The Core Library is Live's factory content and can't be changed by the user. It is included in the installation package for Live and is installed in the following location:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live\Resources\Core Library
  • Mac: Macintosh HD/Applications/Ableton Live Suite > Right-click “Show Package Contents” > Contents/App-Resources/Core Library

The Core Library content includes:

  • Presets for all Live devices
  • Max for Live essentials (Suite only)
  • Drum kits
  • Samples
  • Grooves

The Core Library content can be accessed in the following sections in Categories:

  • Sounds
  • Drums
  • Instruments
  • Audio Effects
  • MIDI Effects
  • Max for Live
  • Samples

The Core Library can also be accessed in the Packs Section: