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Creating an External Instrument Rack

for Prophet 12 PlugSE in Ableton Live 9

Step 1: Select the VST/AU Prophet 12 PlugSE from Ableton Live’s Plug-ins “Category Selector” and add to a “Midi Track”.

Step 2: Right click on “Device Title Bar” and select “Group”.

Step 3: Click “Show/Hide Chain List”.

Step 4: Select the specific “External Instrument” from Ableton Live’s Plug-ins “Category Selector” and drag into “Instrument Rack” to add to “Chain List”.

Step 5: Select SoundTower Prophet 12 PlugSE chain list and click to “Unfold Device Parameters” .

Step 6: Click Configure to move into “Configure Mode” to add parameters from the PlugSE.

Step 7: Click and toggle parameter in the PlugSE to add it to “Configure” .

Step 8: Click “Show/Hide Macro Controls” to reveal eight “Macro Controls”.

Step 9: Right click configured parameter to assign to a “Macro Control”.

Step 10: Toggle assigned “Macro Control” in “Instrument Rack” to control configured parameter .

Step 11: Select “Save Preset” in the  “Instrument Rack” title bar to save this configuration for future use.

For more information on Ableton Live’s Instruments Racks please consult the Live 9 manual at the following link:





Justin James

Ableton Certified Trainer


Prophet 12 Tune by Rudi Golba