How to set up your perfect template for Ableton Live

Cut out the tedious process of loading the same plug-ins and effects to every project

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When inspiration hits, the last thing you want to be doing is going through your plug-in folder finding the right synth sound. You want to be able to instantly play your DAW the way you like it. Templates are an ideal way to ensure you load up a project that complements your creative spark. And, of course, Ableton Live has some tricks up its sleeve to help you make the most out of a template.

In this Ableton Live Tutorials video, Liam O’Mullane shows you some great ways to set up a template, offering sage advice on saving and organisation. You’ll learn how to create a template specific to your workflow that loads up every time you open a new project, and learn how to lock the file so you never overwrite it by mistake.

Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:

Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.

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