In this Section, we go over the main features of Ableton's Library. This includes the navigation of all of the Instrument Presets and Sample Libraries. We discuss the audition function of the Library navigation and the Hot Swap feature that allows us to audition different samples and presets.
We also go over the list of instruments available in Ableton as well as a brief overview of Ableton's effects and MIDI effects.
Notes on Library Navigation
Ableton's Library is located in the upper left of your screen
Ableton's Library is organized in two main sections
Categories â€“ Holds all Instruments, effects and presets, categories of different sounds and all samples included in Ableton.
The sounds and presets in the Categories section can be auditioned within the Library
Places â€“ Are locations on your computer or hard drives where you keep other sounds and presets. These include custom locations and previous Ableton Libraries
The main categories of Effects most often used are amps/overdriving, reverb/delay, EQ and compression