Ableton Live Insider Tips: Creating a Drag ‘n’ Drop 64 Drum Pad Default Preset

When the Push update with the 64 pad layout came out, I made a tutorial showing the quickest way to combine Drum Racks for it. Recently Sonic Bloom follower Pol Tow shared his way to quickly throw together Drum Racks. It's not actually combining them, but done with routing and the creation of a group track preset. Since it's even faster than my solution, I thought I'd share it here with all of you, although it does not functions differently and has a few drawbacks. Either way, it's up to you which approach you prefer.


If you have any questions or suggestions, please make use of the comment section below.

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By |2017-04-11T13:55:39+00:00April 13th, 2017|Ableton Live Tutorials|2 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. Aaron Levitz April 15, 2017 at 14:39 - Reply

    Rather than clicking into the group and selecting one of your drum tracks (which is perhaps an unweildy requirement in live performance), why not drop an empty drum rack onto the input track?

    You might have to hit a second drop down in your MIDI routing to compensate, but that should fix the interface.

    • Madeleine Bloom April 16, 2017 at 12:33 - Reply

      I personally wouldn’t use this in live performances, but if one wanted to, your solution would work quite well. Thanks for adding the tip.

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