Where is the folder located to install .AMXD devices?


Where is the folder located to install .AMXD devices?  I understand that I can click and drop the file into the track, but that is not what I am asking.  Where is the folder on my Mac HD that will allow me to see the device forever under "Max For Live" Audio Effects Devices? Thank you.


cea1991 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • robbb
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    You can open the m4l device by inserting it in a track in ableton, then click on the little disk symbol in the upper right corner of the device. It will be saved to your user library, and automatically appear in the m4l audio effects section.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    you want to save it under your user library:

    presets > midi effects > Max Midi Effects

    4 years ago | 2 comments
  • ivaranz
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    Hi I have several .amdx midi effects in my Max Midi Effect folder in my library that do not show up in Live 9´s browser (under Max for Live>Max Midi Effect). Some of them was installed now. What do I have to do to make them show up inside Live´s browser?



    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Put them in the Max subfolder in you user library:


    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    \Users\[username]\Documents\Ableton\User Library
    Windows XP
    \Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Ableton\User Library
    Mac OS X
    Macintosh HD/Users/[username]/Music/Ableton/User Library
    (... obviously making sure you've got Ableton set to actually look at your user library by going into Preferences→Library→Browser Behavior and checking the folder that's been specified)
    Ableton will then automatically populate the Max for Live tab putting the device into an appropriate subfolder (eg Audio Effect, Midi effect etc...)
    10 months ago | 1 comment
  • gkillmaster
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    I'm adding devices to my Ableton Library folder but they don't show up within Live in the browser in Max for Live category. I'm putting them in <my home foler>->Library->Application Support->Ableton->Library->Presets

    When I re-open Live, they don't show up. Any help greatly appreciated. I've spent way too much time on this already :)

    Greg K.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • awirdzek
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    please. how do you make amxd files show up in live?

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • JasonMyersRVA
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    Downloaded max live instruments don't show up in the browser on a Mac in live 9.  Looks like we'll have to wait for a fix to this

    7 months ago | 1 comment

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