These template racks cover each and every native Ableton Live effect, with 8 parameters mapped and labeled for quick and easy usage, gainstaged for neutral initial states (or as a close as possible). Many effect types have multiple racks provided, each highlighting a particular functionality. Extremely useful for production with any 8-knob MIDI controller, they make it dead easy to twist and shape your essential parameters immediately with minimal fuss or confusion and get right into being creative.
Versions exist for both Live 9 and Live 10.
Categorized to appear automatically in your Ableton Live browser in the Audio Effects Rack section, you are provided access to…
- 8 Amp Simulation effects
- 18 Distortion effects
- 6 Drums effects
- 17 Filter effects
- 18 Formant effects
- 3 Hall effects
- 16 Mixing & Mastering effects
- 15 Modulation & Rhythmic effects
- 3 Performance & DJ effects
- 8 Space effects
- 21 Special effects
Note: the Live 9 version of the pack contains eighteen fewer racks (since it doesn’t have access to the relevant effects); however if you own the pack and later upgrade to Live 10, you can always download and upgrade to that version of the pack seamlessly at any time.
All “Dephault” racks are designed to return as close to unity level as possible in their loaded states, calibrated with LCR pink noise to return the same integrated LUFS measurements.
Some perks of owning the pack…
- Increase overall efficiency when applying effects by focusing on specific results with clarity and precision.
- Avoid the “loudness illusion” from tricking you into thinking an effect is better simply because it boosted the signal by a half a dB or whatever.
- Hot-swap between different effect types (for example, swap Amp + Cab models while jamming on a guitar) to highlight which model’s contour naturally complements the audio the best.
- Explore purposeful functionality of devices you may not have considered previously.
- Generally fiddle with parameters less.
- Easily grab the 8 knobs with any blue hand automapped controller, or custom-map them to any controller.
- Hover your cursor over macros you don’t wuite understand to see useful help info about what they do.
- Consult the manual less and get to know how, what, why, when, where, and who to use your effects on.