Ableton Live 10 brought with it 10 New Downloadable Packs that you can download right inside of the Application! Drums, Synths, Keys, MIDI, FX and more…
Live 10 was officially released last week and I’m sure your news feeds have been overrun with posts about it. However, I have yet to see any posts about the all new Live Packs that were released with the update. There are 10 of them and they all sound phenomenal and are jam-packed with quality goodies!
Free for Ableton Live 10 Intro, Standard and Suite Owners
Chop and Swing New in Live 10
A homage to the style that made sampling an art form and put a new kind of groove on the musical map. Chop and Swing comes loaded with curated recordings and professional presets perfect for cutting up and re-combining into fresh new tracks. (intro, standard, suite)
Skitter and Step New in Live 10
A sound collection that inhabits the space where growling basses, rinsing pads and jarring melodies collide with jagged, broken percussion. The cavernous spaces, dubby basses and tight drums are ready for production but were designed for deep sound manipulation. (standard, suite)
Drum Essentials New in Live 10
Drum Essentials is a collection of handpicked sounds selected to cover a wide range of styles. A flexible, highly refined Pack to form the rhythmic foundation of any production. (standard, suite)
Free for Ableton Live 10 Suite Owners
Punch and Tilt New in Live 10
A dancefloor-ready collection of sounds focused on machine rhythms, weighty bass and dark, hypnotizing melodies, textures and noises – a rough sonic aesthetic that started with a small group of underground producers and has grown into a worldwide scene.
Drive and Glow New in Live 10
Drive and Glow combines swirling synth textures, overdriven guitars and basses and pounding drums. Carefully curated to be mix-ready out of the box, this Pack is perfect for creating tracks that radiate with saturated, indie vibes.
Glitch and Wash New in Live 10
This collection explores the contrast of organic texture and precise rhythms – combining precision slices, jagged electronic noise and microscopic snippets of sound with warm ambient pads, textures and soundscapes.
Build and Drop New in Live 10
Build and Drop is loaded with ecstatic leads, enveloping bass, slamming drums and a range of rises, sirens and sounds effects. A creative toolbox for building the irresistible anticipation and release this music uses to keep the party going.
Synth Essentials New in Live 10
Synth Essentials expands the Core Library with fresh presets for Ableton’s synths and samplers. Created by top artists and sound designers, Synth Essentials makes it easy to find the sounds you need with no interruption to your creative flow.
Electric Keyboards New in Live 10
Electric Keyboards is a new Pack featuring multisampled Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Wurlitzer A-200, and Hammond C3. Special attention was given to making this Pack sound as true-to-life and organic as possible. The result is characterful electric keys for any genre.
Drum Booth New in Live 10
Drum Booth contains carefully curated samples of acoustic kits recorded in a tight, dry room. Perfect on their own or as reinforcement for electronic drums, Drum Booth also offers unique post processing options and experimental recordings not possible with standard acoustic libraries.
Live 10: Installing and managing Packs
- Live Versions: 10
- Operating System: All
In Live 10 it’s possible to download and update Packs from within the Live Browser.
For installation of Packs in Live 9, see our dedicated article – Live 9: Installing and managing Packs.
Viewing Packs in Live’s browser
Click on Packs, under Places. You’ll see a list of all currently installed Packs. At the bottom you’ll see a section with any updates available, underneath that a list of all other available Packs to download as part of your Live License and a link to browse for more Packs on Ableton.com.
Any greyed out packs means that there’s either an update available for that Pack in order for it to work in Live 10, or the Pack may have been moved or deleted from your hard drive.
Updating Packs with Live’s Browser
Unfold the dropdown where it says that there are updates available.
Then click on the downward pointing arrow to download an update. The icon will change to a pause symbol showing the download progress and when complete changes to “Install”.
Press “Install” and the installation progress dialog will pop up.
Once installed, the Pack displays in Live’s browser and any available lessons open in the Help view.