In a Live studio I'm not going to be jumping through plugins so generally the plugins I use will be pre loaded and serve a particular function.
Each instance of ableton (there are three) has 8 channels maximum to avoid horizontal scrolling with an apc or push. The main Ableton instance (HAL) has 5 Live templates, all of them are preloaded with reaktor and a generative patch on channel 4.
I started off by using one of each of the following patches
A ten year old scene based aorund plunderphonics and 90s mall culture and it is punk as fuck. How did I not hear of this before. Well obviously I've been living under a rock past 10 years and that's ok.
Born of bandcamp (think Archive.org but cool and with payment systems) living on the fringes of legality it usually involves the slowing down of muzak, Jazz and 80s pop classics (often with no other treatment).