Ver. 9: Where are all of my instruments & presets?

Just installed Live9. The new browser is upsetting. Here's a simple question that I hope someone can answer:

All of my instruments and presets (including the EIC2 and all the stuff I've created and purchased) are in the old, Live8 directory found in Live9's browser here: Categories/Live 8 Library/Presets. This is where the Live8 directory is - the one I know. I want this directory to be my main directory. When I click on Live9's Categories/Instruments button, I want to see my instruments. When I click on Live9's Categories/Audio Effects button, I want to see all of the effects that I've amassed over the years. 

Any advice on how to better integrate my existing library with this new browser?

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Bigbee 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • djinvisiboy
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    Try this everyone:

    You can force Live to rebuild the Core Library, which contains the Instruments such as Tension, Collision, etc, by following these steps:

    -if Live is open, close it
    -navigate to this folder:

    {username)/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live 9.0.2/Database

    and remove the "files.db" file from it (we recommend not trashing it right away, but only after the core library is successfully rebuilt)

    -restart Live.  Live will then rescan the Core Library, as well as re-index anything that you have added in "Places", but of course, because the indexer doesn't run very quickly, it could take some time until it is done.
     

    2 years ago | 6 comments
  • ReaganLodge
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    I see several other users have the same problem with the Browser as me. I love the new tools in Ableton 9 like Convolution Reverb for MAX, but the updated browser has SO MANY redundancies that it's such a headache to set up a few instruments. And yes, being able to integrate my old Ableton 8 instruments + EIC 2 instruments + Packs in the Categories section with all the new stuff would've made SO MUCH more sense.

    Ableton Staff, think of it this way: let's say I want to quickly browse among all my different Piano & Keys in the Categories' Instrument Rack... but oh, it's a small list now, and to access all my old Ver. 8 sounds I have to jump down to Places and run around in my User Library, Live 8 Library or wherever just to continue browsing among two or three OTHER Piano & Keys folders.

    If we could have the option to have all of it in one spot like in the Live 8 Browser, this would be so much easier. At this point I've spent over a week trying to organize my Ableton 9 library, yet when I first got Ableton 8 I was making music within minutes.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • 3l3tric
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    I don't know of everyone has their answer but I found that the location:

    C:\Users\Music\My Documents\Ableton\Library\

    contains all the previous version information; i.e., Live 7/8

     

    Now, as far as Kits and other Presets (e.g., things you drag and drop into a MIDI strip like a drum kit...say Latin Percussion, Bully Kit etc...), the same path also leads to:

    C:\Users\Music\My Documents\Ableton\Library\Presets\   (keep reading for now)

    which is where the familiar Live 7/8 Audio and MIDI effects will be as well as YOUR INSTRUMENTS that you're looking for; hence,

    C:\Users\Music\My Documents\Ableton\Library\Presets\Instruments\  <---(ok, now you can navigate here)

     

    In the Instruments folder, you'll find your Drums that your purchased in the Drum Rack folder and the Instruments that you knew you had, in the Instrument Rack folder.

     

    I have to admit, at first it seems like everything is missing but it's not. I hope to see the Live 8 Library and Live 9 library integrated as one. I'm not sure if re-installing a pack will make it show up as a native Live 9 Pack or not. I guess that's my next endeavor.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Funkydrumma
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    Under Places . hit Live8 library, then "presets in the browser" .

    I found my instrumentracks / audioeffects racks from Live 8 here...

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    So, I have been playing around with this, and I am still unable to get various sounds to show up in the sounds and instruments tab, which is what I would really like to do. I think the best thing to do is to have a folder named in your user library of your stuff so you can search it or just know the names of your instruments because it does not seem like you can tag the presets you create with the names that are available in the sounds section.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Bigbee
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    Hmm. Well, that's basically how it's set up now. There's a directory in the "Live 8 Library" with everything I know and I can access it or search thru it. But, I guess I just need all my stuff integrated with the (fantastic) new presets that 9 contains. And I want it in the primary directory. 

    As it is now, there are redundantly named folders/areas - Instruments, Audio Effects, Midi Effects - and I'd like them all to be in one easily accessible location. Seems like there should be an easy way to accomplish this. Maybe I'm just taking a wrong-headed approach.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    No, you're totally right, a lot of the parts of the browser are redundant and as a user, they are not modifiable which is actually really not fun or helpful, which is what the Live 9 browser is supposed to be.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • chanzy11
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    Grr.  

    Fix this Ableton.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • 401brett
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    did anyone figure this problem out? i'm unable to bring the 8 presets over to 9 as well.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • djinvisiboy
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    I've been trying to call support for three weeks - I still can't get through. I emailed support and got a BS answer back. I've replied twice letting support know that their response didn't match my problem, but haven't gotten anything back. This is incredibly frustrating.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Gunars
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    Just purchased Ableton Live 9....Im browsing the library, and haven't found exactly where all the EIC2 instruments are? i.e french horns, cello's, bassoon , and all the other orchestral instrument and for that matter , the synth sounds as well....essentially all of EIC2 library...

    I've loaded the two discs and gone through the packs and core library with super loops and drums and piano ect. but no EIC2

    Help .... 

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    if you are using 9.0.3, that update has had lots of problems with it's browser. i talked to tech about this and they said to go back to 9.0.2. If you are using 9.0.2, then i am not sure why you cannot see it. maybe check where you placed it in your finder/explorer window?

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • asperger
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    I just updated to 9.0.4, and all of EIC2 has gone, plus lots of other instruments. Reinstalling does not work - it says the EIC2 bits are already installed. So I have gone from having a working installation to one that is broken and I now get 'corrupt files' when I try to load. 9.0.4 isn't working for me.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • dj_Orion
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    I'm now on 7 and 9.0.4 (9.0.5beta) and I'm noticing that my user library in ableton 7 is here:

    users/(myusername)/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Library

    that's where I find all my presets i've made.

    in ableton 9 the library is located here:

    users/(myusername)/Music/Ableton/User Library

    I simply copied the .adg files from 7's user library to 9's user library. works in ableton 9.0.4 (although I can't even get it to save) and 9.0.5beta.

     
    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Les McQueen
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    Wish I had seen this before I upgraded. I suspect the objective is to get EIC users to buy the new individual Instrument and Ensemble packs.

    1 year ago | 1 comment

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