The Core Library

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

The Core Library is Live's factory content. It is part of the installation package and is stored 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:


Note: The Core Library cannot be changed or moved.

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