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Ableton Live 9 Skin by PureAV Ableton Live 9 Skin by PureAV
Note: For those who follow my work but don't know what Ableton Live is, this design contains no custom imagery replacements as my usual work does! It's essentially a color theme. Live is notoriously a royal pain to do even that.

Do occasionally check back here for updates! Or follow me on twitter:

- WIN: Place LT.ask in C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live 9.x Suite\Resources\Skins.
- MAC: Right click on Ableton app icon > show package contents> app resources> skins.
- Select skin in Live preferences.
- Do remember to transfer the skin over to any new Live installations/updates.

1.02 Notes:
- Freeze tracks now have a hint of blue. Previously they were white hindering text readability.
- Tracks in Arrangement view that differed from Session view were appearing solid white. They are now subtley pink to reflect the 'Back to Arrangement' button color. (Thanks andresnol.)

1.01 Notes:
- Changed sequencer note colors to pink/red instead of blue. I preferred blue, but the highlight color was also blue, which I couldn't change because that color is shared for other things. *grumble*

1.0 Notes:
- It's very likely that some small areas will look shitty. This is something we all have to live with as the skinning system for Live is terrible, and many sections/params share the same color. That said, I'll continue to look out for anything I can improve and post updates when I do.

Skin Editor 1.0 by pechmann…
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QuintinSpina Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I cannot even say how grateful I am to you for this skin. I spend an absurd amount of time in Ableton and I've been using the skin for many months now. This has literally changed my life. Thank you so much!
PureAV Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Oh man, thanks for the feedback! Makes me happy that you're happy. =]
DeltaBolt Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017  New Deviant
Awesome theme, but the clips and notes are white which kinda ruins it for me. I think making them a different colour (like blue) would be better.
PureAV Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. If you're referring to the screenshot without actually using it, clip colors are set by the user, not the skin. I set mine to white for the screenshot as to not draw attention away from the rest of the skin. Colors work as normal!
felixsanchezdj Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  New Deviant
very nice , this skin is beautiful
DJSomaR Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Fantástico Hermano Pero si hicieras lo mismo para ReapeR vivirías mucho más FeliZ ;=)
dischilln Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
zBumpy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  New Deviant
What a beautiful work man ! A pleasure making beats with dat appearance ;)

Austixannel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  New Deviant
Thanks pure av. im gonna follow the fuck outta u on twitter!!!!!!!!!
556pm Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
This is beautiful
Joejin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
10/10 - IGN - New York Times - Oprah
PureAV Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
ggpestilence Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice 10/10 ! 

What are the brightness, color intensity and color hue settings used for the screenshot?

Thanks and good work right there :)
PureAV Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. =]

The settings are right there on the screenshot itself.
garfungiloops Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Hey! Really nice colours, beautiful dark theme! 
Just a few comments (wishes) :-)

- The volume sliders (session mode) are barely visible. I would increase the brightness a bit.
- Similar slider in compressor (collapsed view) is completely invisible when dragging it.

I've tried to use the Skin Editor to tune that, however I can't find those elements there.
Do you know how the named in the Skin Editor?

SpikedGrin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Amazing fucking colors. Thanks so much for the free download. Much love! <3
beagorilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
awesome, thanks!

just make this tiny pre listen window in browser more usable and its perfect.
i use it often when searching for audio files. just to move the pre listening position of the files.

thanks again
samlaleo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
KerenOnay Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
How can i get this skin?
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Click 'Download' on the right side of the page.
freakin-shweet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Somehow no one ever gets dark templates right...this is the first template I've seen which actually works. So cool! Thanks man! It looks amazing.
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome mate! Aye it's tricky to get dark skins right, and this one isn't perfect either sadly. You'll no doubt run into tiny bits that are impossible to change. I think ableton are in the process of reskinning ableton entirely though so with a bit of luck it'll soon properly support skinning. =]
Powhart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
As a music producer who doesn't even use Ableton I will say this for all music community: Thank You PureAV.
PureAV Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, thanks man! And thank you for the lovely words. =]
eiermann1952 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
perfekt !
antvel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
very nice!
bmq34 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Hi PuraAV. This is realy a nice skin. But i wonder how you created it. Because with the skineditor from Pechmann it messes up the skins on my Windows 10 AL 9.6.2.
Is it possible to give some hints or a tutorial?

Thnx in advance.
fabricedegraef Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
the best skin so far
DJK3B Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
nice)! Thx
surenotattoos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
this skin is perfect BUT the level markers, i can't see them as they are the same colour as the background?is there a way to do them light grey like the sends?
PureAV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. This has come up several times, and sadly there's nothing I can do about it. Those markers share the same color as many other UI elements, which if changed, would alter the skin entirely. Join the queue in raging against this awful skinning system. I'm first in line! :/
Picorisu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Great skin, but there are black note names on dark background in the piano roll. Please fix this if possible.
PureAV Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
That's one of many things that are impossible to change unfortunately. They're black on every single skin, even the official ones! :/
gonzalowels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
looks nice!!! thanks!
niclos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Thank you so much, this is the best theme I have ever used for ableton. It is more than just a theme. To contrast appealing colours in such a way without visual conflicts, this is art.
PureAV Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Well thank you so much kind Sir! I do wish it allowed for more precise'll no doubt run into bits and pieces that are pretty far from a work of art. xD I can only assure you that there was nothing more that could be done to fix those parts. Thanks again for dropping by dude. Cheers!
tomorik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Looks great
talhassidi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!!! Looks and works amazing! Thank you so much.
PLAN4STUDIOS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
hey i downloaded the file, but under c drive i cant find programdata/ableton etc! any ideas on what or how i should proceed? im abit of a blonde with pc stuff lol...any help would be appriciated!
PureAV Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. ProgramData is a hidden folder by default so to enable it, go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options. In the View tab, enable Show hidden files and folders. That's for Win 7 at least...might vary with later versions.
PLAN4STUDIOS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
thank you brother!!! word!
BirkanBULUT Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Great skin ever, thanks!
luke123halley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Great work, thanks! 
Destitrom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
You are a master ! Best skin ever Thanx a lot, Gratitude :) 
PureAV Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks man. =]
Dro205 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
This looks great! Good job bud!
PureAV Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers dude.
armind7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Really nice work!Thank you!
mauriziogiri Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Great work, thank you!
Only a small issue: the mixer level triangular indicator is not very visible when a track is selected in session view.
Anyway a wonderful skin.
PureAV Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Yup, one of the many things I can't change individually. They share a color from elsewhere in the skin, and if I change it the entire thing as a whole wouldn't be the same. We're kinda forced to put up with these things. :/
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