The Core Library

  • Live Versions: 10
  • 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 10\Resources\Core Library
  • Mac: Macintosh HD/Applications/Ableton Live 10 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

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

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Using the Live 9 Core Library in Live 10

The Live 10 Library currently contains most of the same content as the Live 9 Core Library, with many new updates and additions. Therefore it should not be necessary to use the Live 9 Core Library with Live 10. However if you have a Live 9 license and have installed it on your computer, you can add the Live 9 Core Library content as a folder to Places. This is the location of the Live 9 Core Library content:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live 9\Resources\Core Library
  • Mac: Macintosh HD/Applications/Ableton Live 9 Suite ->> Right-click “Show Package Contents” ->> Contents/App-Resources/Core Library

The Live 8 Legacy Pack

The Live 8 Legacy Pack provides the Live 8 default content as a Live Pack for Live 9 or 10, in case you are missing specific content that you had used in Live 8.