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Ableton Live 9 Skin by PureAV Ableton Live 9 Skin by PureAV
*RECOMMENDED SKIN SETTINGS ARE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE SCREENSHOT. Need to mention this because a lot of you are not looking at the bottom right for some reason.*

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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fauxmantic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
excellent work, this is my go-to skin always.
garyjones42 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Hey, what is the recommended skin settings notation mentioned in the comment below? Im about to purchase ableton and use this skin! I want to make it as great as possible, but i don't see any recommended skin settings, on this site or in the read me file of the download. Thanks!
PureAV Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Hey. The recommended skin settings are on the image itself in the bottom right. Don't worry, you're not the only one who misses them. It's quite revealing to know that bottom right of images seems to be a blind spot!
SBLux Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
A great improvement over the default skin, thanks
oOXIDIZE Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Thanks m8! Awesome!
DaerH Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
works on 9.6?
PureAV Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
DaerH Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I just updated to 9.7 and it works fine 
TonyChange Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  New Deviant
FarawaySkies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Been using this skin for quite some time, but started to get bored of it, and since its been so long I figured something new will be out. My search lead me back to this page, thought oh wow, this is nice. Realized it's the very fucking one I'm already using, except what I didn't see before is your "Recommended skin settings" notation. I've been rocking totally different settings unbeknownst to me. Changed to your recommended settings and now my love is restored yet again using the same skin. Had to comment man, just had to say thanks for the work you put into this. I count on people like you to skin software when I found the defaults ugly as hell. Thank you.
irisound Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  New Deviant
Thanks! All things look pretty good, parameter is very clear.
weaslekneez Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Everyone loves this skin!  You rule!  Thanks!
Cybertech Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Artist
best skin i found so far, thx alot! Its better than "Disco" cause you can see the lines in arrange view more clearly
Invite2 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
This looks sick. I try to find the download button but I can't find it. Could you help me?
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Right side of the page under the share buttons.
Djice01 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2017
i really love your theme but Your download does not work can you please help me
DevStyle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Great job, this feels way easier for my eyes during those all night sessions! 
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers dude. Glad you're enjoying it. =]
Ecktoh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this is insane
decksucker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
how do I download?
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
The download button.
Seon14 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Hey man, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS SKIN!!!!!..I've been struggling with the stock skins and this just made my day.
Thanks man!
PureAV Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
You're very welcome!
QuintinSpina Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
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 Feb 24, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Oh man, thanks for the feedback! Makes me happy that you're happy. =]
DeltaBolt Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017
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
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
What a beautiful work man ! A pleasure making beats with dat appearance ;)

Austixannel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
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.
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