More about the VST integration packs for Ableton Push 1 and 2

‘Ever since I downloaded the Mabelton packs into Ableton, I started using my VST presets again. The integration with Push is excellent and allows me to focus on making music again. Their support is exceptional, especially given the price. This team kicks ass!’ Sid P, New York City

‘I use the Mabelton packs with Diva, Sylenth and the Arturia Collection, they are perfect!’ Didier Navarrete (AKA Didguitare), France. Musician and owner of tutorial sites here and here, and an Ableton forum (all in French)

The Mabelton Audio Integration Packs offer an instant way to solve a significant problem – popular third party VSTs cannot be used from Push or Push 2 in the same way as Ableton’s instruments can. So if you own a Push, Live, and popular VSTs such as Sylenth, DIVA, Zebra, the Arturia V Collection or Synthmaster, this product will help you.

Once you buy the Mabelton packs and receive your instant download, follow the simple installation instructions at the bottom of this page (or watch videos, below). After this, you will be able to browse, load and control the stated presets instantly from Push. In addition, you will be able to move the knobs and sliders on the VSTs using Push’s encoder knobs, and record your tweaks using Push’s automation function. You can also unlock the full step sequencing capabilities of Push for your Vst presets. Each preset comes as an Ableton instrument rack (or drum rack in the case of the Spark VDM presets) with up to 16 banks of 8 mapped parameters.

Want to try before you buy? If you don’t have it, download the excellent U-He Zebralette VST from the U-He site (Free). Then just download our free Zebralette pack and follow the installation instructions at the bottom of this page. If you have Zebra, you can also download the free Zebra pack.

Please note the following:

You must own Ableton Live 9, Push 1 or Push 2, the VSTs and the corresponding presets.

All preset packs correspond with the factory presets of the latest versions of the VSTs unless stated otherwise. Works with VST versions of Plug ins, for Mac and Windows.
‘Analog Lab’ includes the 5,000 ‘sound’ presets, organised alphabetically, and the ‘multi’ presets.
The Spark 2.0 and Spark VDM packs include all the factory presets on drum racks.
As it is not possible to verifiably remove and return the packs they are non – refundable. However, in the unlikely event you run into difficulties, we will gladly help you get them working. If you have any questions prior to purchase, contact us at the address below.

 Installation and Demonstration Videos

 

 



Installation:

MAC:

  • Download from link provided after payment.
  • In Finder, place the unzipped instrument folders in Ableton 9 user library/presets/instruments/instrument rack (if you can’t find your black Ableton user library folder you can put ‘user library’ into spotlight and click there). Place the Spark/Spark VDM folder in user library/presets/instruments/drum rack.
  • Then go to Live on your computer screen and go to the same destination on Live’s screen (Places/user* library/presets/instruments/instrument rack – or drum rack for Spark/Spark VDM). Find the folders there and drag and drop them into Places.
  • Wait for Places to update itself(and here you may also have to take the USB cable out of Push then plug it in again) , then scroll down with Push 1 and find the VSTs there. For Push 2, look in ‘user folders’ at the top of Push 2’s browse menu
  • Once you’ve selected and loaded a preset, press ‘device’ on Push 1 then press ‘in’ (right pointing arrow, under device) twice to find the parameter banks. For Push 2, press the button above the name of the VST twice when on the main screen, and the banks will appear along the bottom of the screen.
  • For Spark: if necessary, change the settings on the Spark GUI (only once), then reload Spark. Go to preferences and ensure the ‘host’ light is switched off and the drum midi map and midi map settings are set to ‘general midi’. To find the parameter banks for Spark, touch the bass drum pad lightly before hitting the in button twice as usual.

WINDOWS:

  • Download and extract the file from the link provided and find it in your downloads folder.
  • Locate on your computer (windows explorer): userlibrary/presets/instruments/instrument rack. Place the Spark/ Spark VDM folder in user library/presets/instruments/drum rack.Drag the extracted folders from the downloads folder to the instrument rack folder (drum rack for Spark/Spark VDM)
  • Go to live’s screen and find ‘user library’ in ‘places’.
  • Go to userlibrary/presets/instruments/instrument rack (drum rack for Spark/Spark VDM) in Live and find the folders there
  • Drag and drop the file into places
  • Wait for Places to update itself (and here you may also have to take the USB cable out of Push then plug it in again) , then scroll down with Push 1 and find the VSTs there. For Push 2, look in ‘user folders’ at the top of Push 2’s browse menu
  • Once you’ve selected and loaded a preset, press ‘device’ on Push 1 then press ‘in’ (right pointing arrow, under device) twice to find the parameter banks. For Push 2, press the button above the name of the VST twice when on the main screen, and the banks will appear along the bottom of the screen.
  • For Spark/ Spark VDM: if necessary, change the settings on the Spark GUI (only once), then reload Spark. Go to preferences and ensure the ‘host’ light is switched off and the drum midi map and midi map settings are set to ‘general midi’. To find the parameter banks for Spark, touch the bass drum pad lightly before hitting the in button twice as usual.