Set a start up Template in Ableton Live to save time.

Whenever I start a new song I like the tempo to be 123bpm and have a 4/4 kick drum going. I also always like to have Reason ReWired into Live. Instead of loading Live and setting these things up each time I did it once then opened the Live Preferences and under the File Folder tab clicked “Save Current Set as Template”. Now each time I launch Live I am ready to go with the things I like pre-set.

Use the File/Folder Preferences’ Template Save button to save the current Live Set as a template. Live will use these settings as the initialized, default state for new Live Sets. You can use this to pre-congure:

• Your multichannel input/output setup.
• Preset devices, like EQs and Compressors, in every track.
• Computer key mappings.
• MIDI mappings.

The template Live Set, Template.als, is located in Live’s Preferences folder and can becopied or deleted from there. The easiest way to locate this folder is to search your disk for Template.als. – Ableton Live User Manual

Some other DAWs such as Cubase allow multiple start up templates. Whats your start up template?

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 27, 2008 at 12:39 am, filed under Ableton Live and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.