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Website & Member Questions

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Ableton Questions

Questions about Authorizing & Installing Ableton?

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Beginner Ableton Questions? We all start somewhere

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Ableton and your computer?

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Organizing your Ableton Projects?

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Ableton and Midi Controllers?

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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Ableton Instruments?

Organization

Category: Organization
After opening an .als project which has missing files, Ableton Live will notify you that is has missing files with an Orange banner located in the bottom left corner of the screen that reads, “Media files are missing. Please click here to learn more.” If you click the word “here” on that banner, Live will take you to the Missing Media Files option that is a panel that will appear on the right side of the screen. In the Search Folder section, specify the folder where you keep your samples or the folder where you believe your missing files to be located, then select Go in the Automatic Search section. If you specified the correct folder, in a few moments Live should find the missing files. Then hit save to update the Project on where those files are located so you don’t have to go through that process again.

To avoid doing all of that, you should get into the habit of selecting File, Collect All and Save, which creates copies of the sample files used to the project file folder so that your project is portable.

Category: Organization
Ableton Live 10 has introduced a file handling improvement that automatically creates a Backup folder within a Project after a Live Set is saved.

This folder contains the 10 most recently saved versions of the Set. You can access the backups either via the Live Browser or directly from within the Project Folder on your hard drive. Watch this video for more info~

When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Category: Organization
When sharing Ableton Live project files to another computer, you’ll want to collect all and save to prevent missing audio and devices.

Watch the video below on how to do this.

Ableton Live lets you create a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format. Read this and learn how to make a .alp file

.alp stands for “Ableton Live Pack.”

It’s a zip file of your project and the samples used, but in a smaller, condensed format.

Why use it?

It makes it super easy to archive Ableton Live projects and share them.

How to make an .alp?

1. File –> Collect All and Save.  -This will copy any samples, packs, recorded audio, and Max for Live devices to your project folder.

2. File –> Manage Files…

3. Click Manage Project (Center option on the right pane)

 

4. Click Create Pack (name your .alp)

Category: Organization
If you find that you’re frequently missing files when opening project files, it’s important to save your project files using the “Collect All and Save” option (located in the same menu as “File, Save As.”)

If you have a folder on your computer where you keep all your samples, and for some reason that folder is moved (or if you share your project with someone and they don’t have that sample folder), your project will have missing files.

To prevent this from happening, you need to “Collect All and Save,” which will copy any of the samples or files used in other folders on your computer into that project file’s folder.

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