If you're new to working with presets, these are the instructions on how to get them working in Ableton.
Presets are great because they really help you speed up your production.
They give you access to complex, interesting, well-developed sounds, without having to stop and build them in the middle of a session.
The goal of this lesson is to get your custom presets to show up in your Ableton Browser, so you can easily find them next time you want to play with an interesting sound.
This means you get the ideas out of your head faster, instead of wasting time rebuilding each FX rack in every song.
Here are two simple ways to get your presets working. The first one is inside Ableton.
Method two: you can also manually locate your Ableton User Library and copy the preset into the "Presets" folder, for Instruments or Audio Effects.
Here's an example file path.
Ableton folder > User Library > Presets > Audio Effects > Audio Effect Rack > drop it there.
It's really fun to make your own presets so you can build up your library of unique sounds, and trade them with other people.
Preset files are really small so it's easy to send them in messenger, by email, or anyplace like that.
They're a lot easier than sharing audio or video.
Here's how to make an Ableton preset.