Ableton Library samples not loading into M4L devices on set opening

    Jan 15 2013 | 12:42 pm
    Hi all,
    I've posted this on the Ableton forum as it's probably more of a Live issue, but thought I'd seek help here, too.
    Whenever I use files from the Ableton library in my Max For Live devices then save and exit the Live set, they aren't recalled when I re-open - I get a 'media files are missing' message. Files from my own sound library are recalled, however.
    I think it might be that the library is 'read only' - I've managed to change individual files so that they aren't read only but whenever I apply that to folders, they revert.
    Is there a way around this as it's infuriating! I've taken to making screenshots of my sets so I remember what samples to load into which M4L devices!

    • Jan 16 2013 | 7:10 pm
      Is this problem specific to only the samples from Live's Libraries? Does the device remember the location of samples loaded from elsewhere on the computer i.e. samples not from Live's Libraries?
    • Jan 17 2013 | 9:47 am
      Yes indeed, that's exactly the problem
    • Jan 17 2013 | 11:03 am
      Try adding the Ableton library to the search paths of Max (Options>File Preferences).
    • Jan 21 2013 | 6:59 pm
      Thanks for the suggestion, broc, but no luck unfortunately. Any other ideas would be gratefully received!