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Ableton Products

Drum Racks

1. Drag the Drum Rack file (with extension ending in .adg) into an empty column within the clip view.

2. This will create a Drum Rack instrument within Ableton, as well as an orange prompt at the bottom of your screen in ableton suggesting that media files are missing.

3. Click the orange/red prompt message on the bottom of your screen to bring up an option menu on the right hand asking you to find the missing files.

4. Under the search folder function, press the Set Folder button.  Navigate to the folder containing your samples - unless you have moved them, this will be within the download folder of your Sample Magic purchase.

5. As a final step, click the go button within the missing media files to re-sync the samples with the Drum Rack.

6. In order to retain the sample mapping in your current project make sure to save the project first.

7. To utilize your racks with linked samples in other projects please save the rack to your user library.

Ableton Racks -

In regards to Ableton Racks there's two ways to install your racks.

1. Simply drag .adg file into a MIDI or Audio file in Ableton. If your racks contain samples (such as in the Ableton Instrument racks) these will have to be linked in the same way as described in the drum racks section.

2. Copy the files to the 'Audio Effect Rack' folder of your Ableton user library. The exact location of your library will depend on where you chose to install it, but common locations are:

Windows Vista/7: usersDocuments|AbletonUser LibraryPresetsAudio Effects Audio Effect Rack

Mac OS: MusicAbletonUser LibraryPresetsAudio EffectsAudio Effect Rack

For information on how to find your User Library, go here:


Ableton products which come contained in Projects are opened by double clicking the .als file. From there all racks and instruments can be saved to the user library and used in other projects by clicking the "save" icon on the rack itself.