Looking for a bit of inspiration? Free Ableton Templates are a great way to start making music. Check out this list of Ableton templates to uncover new ideas, production methods or to get started on a new track.
What is an Ableton Template?
An Ableton template is an Ableton project that has been saved for you to re open and use again and again. It will include all the instrument racks, samples, plugins that have been setup previously.
I’ve organised the free Ableton templates into two sections. Those that are multipurpose and can be used in any genre and then those that are genre specific.
You will find two kinds of production templates in the sections below. ‘Default templates’ to start tracks and other templates that show you an example of the workflow and structure of a finished track.
All you need to do is click on the download link, download the project files and open the project. Enjoy the free template and get making some music! Hope it helps 🙂
Table of Contents
Multipurpose free Ableton Templates
A selection of free Ableton project files with free instruments and files for improving your mix and mastering.
15 FREE Templates from Productionmusiclive
Abletunes – Free Mastering Template
AfroDJMac Noverture Percussion Rack
Ableton Tutorials and Music Habits – Template I use for Producing
Cymatics – Ableton Starter Pack
Cymatics – Major Lazer inspired Ableton Project
Gravitas Create – Rubber Bands 808 Ableton Project
Hip Hop Ableton Templates
Selection of hip hop artists and ableton project files for you to get stuck into.
- Boombox Cartel & QUIX – Supernatural (feat. Anjulie)
- Cardi B – Be Careful
- Drake – NonStop
- Famous Dex – Japan
- Joyner Lucas & Chris Brown – I Don’t Die
- Juice WRLD – All Girls Are The Same
- Lil Pump – ESSKEETIT
- Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3
- Metro Boomin & Offset – Ric Flair Drip
- Ptodoro – Boom Bap Ableton Project File
- XXXTentacion – SAD!
Techno Ableton Templates
A selection of free Ableton project files for techno creation. These free Ableton templates features some big hitters like Stephan Bodzin, Tale of us and ArtBat.
Get these downloaded and create a some new trance tracks. Note that some of these templates require plugins.
- Abel Osuna from High Frequencies. Progressive Trance
- Above & Beyond – My Own Hymn Remake | Ableton Project File by Bound to Divide
- Avicii – Dear Boy (Remake)
- Bazmer – Ableton Anjunabeats Inspired Track Vol. 1 (Trance)
- Jorge Caballero – Progressive Psy Template For Ableton Live
- Jorge Caballero Pres. Progressive Psy
- Oldschool Trance Ableton Template (Sasha & James Holden Style)
- Tiesto & KSHMR – Secrets (Drop)
- Uplifting Trance Basslines Ableton Template Vol. 1
House Ableton Templates
Improve your ability to create and mix house music in Ableton live with this handy selection. Includes Tech House Ableton Templates – The future bass subgenre is in a seperate list.
- ableton-templates.com – Tech house Ableton Template
- Abletunes – Spider
- Abletunes House
- Acid Pauli – Multiple Templates
- Basic Wavez – Beginner Deep House Template
- BVKER – Free Future House Template
- BVKER – Free Future House Template 2
- CMatheuz – Free Tech House Project File ALS
- CWXX music – How to make Tech House
- deadmau5 feat. Grabbitz – Let Go
- Free Ableton Live House Music Project/Template
- Future Bounce House (by Music Solution)
- Future House (by Logic Templates)
- House (by F9Trax)
- Jauz – Goodies Open Project
- Julien Earle – Fisher Style Tech House Project File
- Jules – Never Though (Deep House)
- Laid Back Luke – Stepping To The Beat
- Live Techs – House Template
- Logic Templates – Free Tech House Ableton Live Project Template
- Michael Pitluk – Who Da Fuq
- Mizu – Free Tech/Deep House Project Download
- Tech House (by DAW Templates via Logic Templates)
- Template128 – Jauz Style Bass House Template
- Time Kube – Deep House Project File
- Tropical House by DJ Snake, Seeb, Hook N Sling, Odesza. (via Top Music Arts)
- W.A. Production – Progressive House / Trance Template
If you already have touchosc to control other MIDI devices why not try these files for controling your DAW.
Big Room & EDM Ableton Templates
A mixture of free Ableton templates for big room and EDM producers
Dubstep Ableton Templates
Work on your dubstep projects and create some bangers with these Dubstep Ableton free templates
- BassGorilla – Dubstep Construction & Mixdown Tutorial
- Borgore – Shrimp Creature ft Nick Colletti
- BVKER – Free Dubstep Project File
- BVKER – Free Hybrid Trap Project File
- Dubstep – Rocket Powered Sound
- EDM Templates – Free Dubstep Template
- HiTOP Free Dubstep Project File
- HiTOP Free Dubstep Project File
- Manse – Freeze Time (Luan Remix) Dubstep Project File
- Nasko – Free Dubstep Project File
- Skrillex – Bangarang
- Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Trap Ableton Templates
A selection of free Ableton project files and Ableton templates for trap music.
- Cymatics – Trap Starter Pack
- graves & KRANE – Spells feat. Blake Skowron
- Hybrid Trap
- Ian Gallagher’s Trap (via Warp Academy)
- Scatta Wub – Free Trap Project File
- Trap (by Bantana Audio)
- Trap 2 (by BVKER)
- Templates (by Krstos)
Future Bass Ableton Templates
Free Ableton live templates for future bass genre including project files from Cymatics, Marshmello and other producers.
- Abletunes – Voices
- Cymatics – FREE Future Bass Project File
- EDM Templates – Free Ableton Live Bass House Project
- Future Bass by Genesi
- Marshmello – Alone
- Ntdeters – Blessed (Future Bass Template)
- Production Music Live – Cheerful Chill Trap
- Say It (Lycus Remix) – Includes Free Future Bass Sample Pack
- Template 128 – Jauz style bass house
Dance/ Electronic Templates
I made this category as a bit of a catch all for artists that didn’t fit neatly into the other genres.
These templates are more focussed around sound design and using Ableton in an interesting way to make music. Chekc them out for some creative inspiration (and free Abelton samples!).
If you are looking for more free stuff to help you make music in Ableton then check out my Free Stuff page. It includes free Ableton live packs and free VST plugins to help improve your productions.
Why use Ableton Templates?
Templates can be really useful to see what production secrets hide in another producer’s track. When I’m improving my music production skills I often want to know how a particular sound is made, what plugin was used, how much compression is on the drum bus, or what synth made that lead sound. Opening up a template can give that insight, allowing us to improve our knowledge of a new genre and reduce the time it would take to learn this by ourselves.
This is the beauty of using a template. The free Ableton project files will include the song arrangement, free samples, presets, mixing, and sound design for a particular track. This is why getting access to a producer’s project folder can really help you uncover their sounds and production method.
Using or creating your own Ableton templates will also help make your music production a lot faster. You’ll have all the sounds, plugins, presets, and clips that you need to start making music in one project. This saves you from having to rebuild your setup for every one of your tracks. The constraints that this creates can also be beneficial too.
Getting Started with Free Ableton Live Templates
If you didn’t find what you’re looking for in my list, I encourage you to keep looking for templates or swapping them with other producers. I think it’s a really good way to learn how to make electronic music, improve your mixing, and arrangement, or understand new genres.
You can find free project files to download all over the web, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. When selecting a template, be sure to check out what files and sound samples are included so you can make sure it’s right for your genre and project.
Also keep in mind that some templates may require additional plugins to work, so make sure they’re compatible with your version of Ableton Live before downloading the projects folder.