The File Extensions Database

.ALS File Extension

  • Developer by: Ableton
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ALS file?

.ALS is Ableton Live Set File

An ALS file is an audio project, or "live set," file created by Ableton Live, a program used for creating electronic mixes. It saves the arrangement of clips on a multitrack timeline with mix settings and references to the clips, but not the clip files themselves. ALS files also support sampled instruments and looping.

Ableton Live is often used by DJs and live performers for saving and editing live dance mixes. The live set clips can be separated into different groups, which allow DJs to organize mixes by intros, choruses, and other sections as the music progresses.

Programs that open Ableton Live Set File
Ableton Live
Ableton Live

How to solve problems with ALS files

  • Associate the ALS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ALS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ALS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ALS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ALS is Ableton Live Set File. Because only the current version supports the latest ALS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Ableton manufacturer website after an available .ALS is Ableton Live Set File update.
  • To make sure that your ALS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.