When I play my live show, I use a different set for each song. I’ve optimized my sets so they only take about 9 seconds to load (more on this in a future post).
On stage I don’t want to be mousing around trying to find sets and instead want to just quickly launch the sets in from Live’s browser. A hand way to organize and quickly get to the sets is to create bookmark for the folder with your sets in them, then map this bookmark to one of Live’s 3 “File Browser” buttons.
Here is my approach step-by-step:
Store your sets for your show in a folder
Double-click sets to load.
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO
3 responses to “Ableton Live Tip: Finding Sets Quickly by Bookmarking Folders”
Your welcome. Glad it all sorted out :^).
DANG IT. I just figured out what “bookmarking” does. I get it now! Thanks Mark – this will save a lot of time.
Thanks for the tip! Personally, I just pick a bookmark, find the folder I need, then right-click & select “set as root”. Is there a difference? Also, what you just described has been quite frustrating for me, simply because I often wonder through various folders to locate different sample sets. In the process, I lose the original file I had bookmarked. It’d be nice if you could lock a bookmark to a certain file. Granted, the ableton search system is better than most, but there are many ways it could be improved… Not to bitch. 🙂