Ableton Instrument and Preset Management Tutorial

October 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

AfroDJMac Free Weekly Ableton Live Racks #31: Space Heaven Pad and Drums. Enjoy the sounds of traveling through the cosmos and into the great beyond with this virtual instrument rack. Also included is a drum rack from the demonstration music. Enjoy them.

As a little added tip, I show how I organize my personal presets to make them super easy to locate. I hope you find that useful, it’s made my life way better.

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After digging around in my folder of Ableton presets (I keep a separate folder for all my own personally created presets, more on that later in this post), I came across this little gem, made probably over a year ago.  It is made with a few layered synths, each one made of different sampled sounds.  In all honesty, I’m not really sure where I got these samples from; whether I downloaded them somewhere, got them from a friend, or made them myself remains a mystery, but the sounds this synth produces is nothing less than heavenly.  To me it sounds like being beamed up into the universe and flying through the celestial plains, on my way to heaven. At least, this is what I imagine it would sound like.  Check it out and have fun on your intergalactic journeys.  Oh, and as a little bonus, I’ve included a drum rack of some interesting sounds I’ve processed. So, for this installment of Free Weekly Ableton Live Racks, you get two racks for the price of none!

As I said before, I like to keep my own personal presets in a separate folder.  As my collection of sounds grew, I got tired of sifting around through different folders for each instrument I made a preset for.  My solution: create a folder of my own that I save my presets to.  After I save a preset, I simply drag it into my presets folder.  The benefit is that all my presets are in one folder, rather than scattered across my stock Ableton presets.  This has saved me hours of searching around for my own unique sounds.  In the video, I detail exactly how I do it, as well as give you a taste of the AfroDJMac Space Heaven Rack.


One Response to “Ableton Instrument and Preset Management Tutorial”

  1. AfroDJMac on October 27th, 2011 8:45 pm

    Thanks again :)

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