Ableton Live Workflow Tips Part 9 – Saving Default Clip Settings

If you tend to use certain audio files as your favourite building blocks, you might want to store the clip's settings. Especially if you adjusted the warp markers so the clip plays perfectly in sync.

In the Sample box in Clip View click on Save to save the current clip settings as the default. Now, whenever you drop the sample into a Live Set, those settings will be automatically recalled from the analysis file (.asd). Clips from the same sample that you had already included in a Live Set in the past are not affected.

This way to the first in the series Ableton Live Workflow Tips Part 1 - The Editing Grid. The last one is Ableton Live Workflow Tips Part 10 - Drawing Envelopes.

By |2017-02-02T20:23:26+00:00December 17th, 2012|Ableton Live Tutorials|3 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. PWR June 5, 2017 at 19:21 - Reply

    Hello Madeline and thank you for such great tutorials. I use 128s, though sometimes, I want to return back to a clip with specific macro positions, and find that after adjusting the macros on any clip, macros on all the clips are adjusted accordingly. I could go in and store automation for every clip manually, but do you know of a device or a way to store macro position on a per clip basis? Thank you!

    • PWR June 5, 2017 at 19:53 - Reply

      Hey Madeline I just answered my own question, with ClyphX you can store a clip´s settings renaming it to: [PresetName] 1/Snap Dev, assuming the macro device is the first device.

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