How to create a soft synth preset chain in Ableton’s Sampler
Over the last month I’ve been working on an Ableton Master Template that allow me to make songs probably 5-10 times faster. It puts everything I need at my fingertips instantly. Don’t worry, I plan on making it available to you as well once it’s ready to launch, so stay tunes for that!
In this process, I found myself transferring soft synth presets to Sampler. This has several benefits.
1. I have one spot where I can have my favorite presets instead of having to hunt through synths.
2. This allows me to use PC only or Mac only soft synth sounds on both formats.
3. There will never be a problem sharing my song files with those who don’t have the same 3rd party plugins, which will be helpful for collaborations & remixes.
4. A more uniformed set of macro controls, so I don’t have to take time learning how each synth works.
Certainly there are synth characteristics & idiosyncracies that won’t always translate into Sampler, but when in songwriting mode, this will help you focus on writing and finishing tracks instead of learning every synth in your arsenal.
This video below walks you through the process for building preset chains in Sampler for quick access to your soft synth sounds. Enjoy!
Follow up Video: