11/26/2021

Ableton Favorites Folder

Are you scouring the web for free Ableton project files? If so then you’ve reached your destination. This page is home to a treasure trove of free project files and free Ableton Live templates!

Note: if UVI Workstation is not listed as a plug-in in Ableton Live, you can read the article UVI Workstation not Showing up in my DAW. Was this article helpful? 31 out of 98 found this helpful. Open Live's Preferences → Plug-ins (Live 10.1 and later)/File Folder (all Live versions until 10.1) → Plug-In Sources. Activate either the Custom folder or System folder (VST 3 only) as required. Note: only add discrete folders which contain VST plug-ins. Adding entire drives or system folders may crash Live. Make sure that the folder.

Ableton Live is state of the art music software for creating and mixing music. It’s used by professional artists and DJs all over the world.

Luckily, the web is ripe with free Ableton project files if you know where to look. To make your life easier, we compiled the best Ableton Live project files we could find and created this huge list for you.

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If you’re new to Ableton Live, starting with an completed Ableton template also makes learning the software much easier.

We put together this huge list of free projects and templates designed by professional producers for you to download and dissect.
You will also find a list for Ableton tutorials and tips to help you in your music production adventure.

I arranged the project files by genre for simplicity. When you visit the links, you can preview the music and click the download button to get the files directly.

BassGorilla Free Ableton Project Files

First of all, BassGorilla has made many of the Ableton Live project files from their YouTube tutorials available for free download!

Go here to access all of BassGorilla’s Ableton Live project files from their YouTube tutorials.

Secondly, you get grab the completed project file from our Ableton Live Skill Builder Course.

This free download also comes with a sample pack by Bass Music producer SKOPE (A.K.A. MALUX) and a jazz chords midi pack by Haywyre (MonsterCat signed artist)

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This 52 part course not only walks you through how to use every function of all the main tools inside Ableton Live, but it also shows you the entire workflow on how to produce a song from start to finish. You can see the whole course for free here.

Ableton Projects for Dubstep

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If you love dubstep, drumstep, melodic dubstep or other styles of half tempo 140 BPM music, then check out these free dubstep project files.

Free Project Files for House Music

If you love making deep house, electro house, progressive house, big room house, tribal house, Latin house, tech house or any other type of house music in Ableton Live, then download any of these project files and see exactly how they were made.

Ableton Project Files for Deep House Music

Because deep house is one of the most popular genres of house music, here is a list of Ableton project files specifically for deep house.

Project Files for Techno Music

If techno is your thing, whether it’s hardcore techno, bass techno, minimal techno, acid techno, industrial techno or some other type of techno music, download some of these files and reverse engineer them to your heart’s content.

Free Project Files for Minimal Techno Music

Free Ableton Project Files for Electronic Music

There is a huge variety of electronic music genres and sub genres. Here are some Ableton Live project files of electronic music and EDM songs for you to check out.

Free Ableton Templates From The Official Ableton Site

Here are some links to some great Ableton templates! Each set contains templates created by professional artists and is sourced from the Ableton free download section of their official website.

Free Ableton Projects from the Ableton official website

Ableton Beginner Tutorials

First of all, check out our Ableton Live Skill Builder course. This 52 part series will take you from zero to hero in just a few hours. We’ve uploaded the entire course to YouTube so you can watch it for free.

Here’s the entire playlist embedded onto this post for you:

(PLUS: Go here to download and dissect the completed project file from this course)

Just click on the menu bar icon in the top left of the video if you want to skip to other videos in this playlist.

These videos are Ableton Live tutorials that will help you get started with Ableton.

Ableton Tips and Tricks

These Ableton tips will help streamline your music production. Each link has tons of useful tricks to make things easier while creation music.

Ableton Keyboard Shortcuts

Get to know these shortcuts to move things along faster. Learning these shortcuts will help you make music faster and with less hassle.

As shown some time ago for the Mac, today’s tip shows you how to organize your plug-ins on windows, in order to find and load them quickly into Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer.

As you will see, It’s no rocket science, and this will greatly improve your experience and reduce the time to load your plug-ins.

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Spending Too Much Time Looking For Plug-Ins?

Some people have been asking for the capability to load the plug-ins directly from the menu instead of having to open an Explorer Window. While this may be added in the future to our software, be aware that it may never beat what you can already do today with the Windows Explorer or Finder, as you will see below…

How To

On Windows, whatever you do, your VST plug-ins folder will probably quickly look like a huge mess, unfortunately…

There is however a very simple way to overcome this issue and organize your plug-ins properly: it will just take you a few minutes!

To quickly access your plug-ins, without modifying the original install locations (for optimal compatibility), just do the following:
1. Create a new folder somewhere convenient on your system. For example in the ” My Documents” directory.
2. Label the new folder as “Plug-ins”.
3. Drag it into your Sidebar Favorites section to make it available as a shortcut there.
4. Go to your VST plug-ins folder.
5. Right click on each plugin you want and choose “Create shortcut” (multi-selection works too).
6. Move these shortcuts to your new folder, and create sub-folders to organize them.

Here you go! You can now access plug-ins quickly using the shortcuts, inside the appropriate folders:

VST Plug-Ins organized into subfolders, directly accessible from the Favorites Sidebar

Additional Tip: You can also choose to add several folders to the favorite bar instead of a single one, to access directly the mostly used plug-ins that you use most of the time.

One More Tip: It is possible to add a shortcut to the same plug-in in different folders, as it may be valid for several categories.

Not Fancy Enough? Add Some Icons!

Once you have properly organized the plug-ins thanks to shortcuts and linked to them from the favorites bar, you may want to add some colors to it and change the icons. You can set a different icon for each folder, and even for each plug-in:

Plug-Ins Folders with Custom Icons

With custom icons, it is even easier to find the plug-ins: a glance will suffice to pickup the right one!

Free Search Included!

And one more thing… Did you know that you can then use the standard windows search feature to find the plug-ins? Just type in a name and you’ll get it instantly!

VST Plug-In Search Included !

Ableton Favorites Folder Icons

Conclusion

Simply using the Windows Explorer properly and taking the time to organize things will greatly improve the plug-in loading experience. There are even features that are not available in most host applications (how many do provide custom icons and search?).

Ableton Favorites Folder App

Do you still need an included plug-in menu? Please discuss below!