Synthwave Presets for Ableton Live

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Dive into the neon-lit world of Horizons, a carefully crafted collection of 80 synthwave presets for Ableton Live, each radiating with the warm glow of retro analog charm, designed to breathe life into your Ableton Live projects. This collection is like a time machine, whisking you back to the heart of the 1980s, where classic hardware synths reigned supreme. We’ve meticulously sampled the raw synth sounds of a Roland JX-3P, a retro synth from 1983, and fused them with the cutting-edge prowess of Ableton’s sampler and native effects, creating a treasure trove of synthwave essentials. From pulsating basses and sparkling arps to dreamy keys, ethereal pads, and otherworldly FX, Horizons is your gateway to constructing that perfect, nostalgia-drenched track.

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Retro Synth Sounds

The Horizons presets use analog waveform samples from the Roland JX-3P and Korg MonoPoly, which give the presets an analog sound within Ableton Live. The JX-3P is a classic 80s synth with a warm, chorused sound, similar to the Roland Juno synths. The MonoPoly’s raw oscillator sounds are used for synthwave presets with a fat analog sound, such as classic fat basses. The Ableton Live Instrument Racks retain the analog sound of these classic synths, while still allowing you to fully customize and tweak the patches, such as opening and closing filters, adjusting envelope times, and add effects.

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Drawing on influences from the hit-makers of NewRetroWave and Electronic Gems, this collection is a carefully constructed array of sounds. It respects the legacy of synthwave greats while also inviting bold, innovative musical experiments. With Horizons, you’re at the crossroads of nostalgia and innovation, crafting soundscapes that resonate with your unique artistic vision.

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Horizons Demos

All sounds (apart from drums) made with Horizons presets.

  • VHS Dreams 00:00
  • Space 00:00
  • Switched On 00:00


To use the Horizons presets you will need a copy of Ableton Live version 10.1 or higher. The pack will work with all editions of Live including Live Intro & Live Lite.

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Horizons is also available in the Ableton Sounds Bundle and the Everything Bundle.