Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding custom LED feedback, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
As you might have noticed, when switching to User mode, all the LEDs are turned off. …To add LED feedback in User mode, you have to send MIDI to the Push. …To do so, you need to create an empty MIDI track in Live, and set its output to …the Push User mode. So in Live, I have a empty MIDI track. …And I'm going to set MIDI to Ableton Push > User Port. …Now you can create a MIDI clip, and add some notes to turn the color spawning …LEDs on the Push. I want to double-click anywhere in the …empty clip slot to create the MIDI clip, and I'm going to put some MIDI notes in.…
I'm going to turn on the Pencil mode. And let's draw some MIDI notes. …Now when we launch the clip, we can see the LEDs turn on, on the Push. …(SOUND) If you change the note velocities, the LED colors will change. …I'm going to select all the notes by highlighting them, and change the …velocities in the velocity lane. And when we play the clip, we can see the …color changed. (SOUND) So, as you can see, if we change …the note velocities, the LED's colors will change as well.…
First, Yeuda demystifies the many trigger pads, knobs, and buttons on the Push and shows how to map the device to Ableton Live. Next, learn to browse and load sounds and create drumbeats with the step sequencer. Humanize the sound of these beats by changing individual note velocity, length, and position and adding in quantization and swing. Then, learn to play Push like a pitched instrument, and use it to remotely control a Live set and Live devices. Along the way, Yeuda offers valuable lessons about basic music theory—concepts like notes, chords, scales, and time signature—that will make your experience with Push more rewarding.
- What is Ableton Push?
- What's new in the Push 2?
- Comparing Push 1 and Push 2
- Browsing and loading sounds
- Programming beats
- Recording drums in real time
- Adding quantization and swing
- Controlling the mixer
- Controlling Live devices
- Adding custom LED feedback
- Step sequencing melodies
- Browsing and loading third-party plugins
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 04/29/2016. What changed?
A: Ableton released the new Push controller, Push 2. We added eight tutorials covering the new hardware and its integration with Ableton Live 9.5.