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
But eventually narrowed it down to three