Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding swing and fixing human timing errors, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
Any time we're recording drums, we don't always keep perfect time. …To fix this, you can use the Quantize button. …Hold down the Quantize button and you will see the Quantize settings. …You can choose the nearest value that you would like the notes to be quantized to …and how much quantization you would like to apply. …Set to 100%, the notes will be fully quantized and will lose any natural …groove you might have while recording. If you want to retain your natural …groove, try to quantize in smaller amounts.…
I have a drum rack preset loaded. I'm going to record an eighth note pattern. …Notice that the Fixed Length button is on. …For more on this button, check out the movie where I show all about the Fixed Length. …I'm going to set the quantization to eighth note and hit Quantize after I record. …And you can the notes are aligned in the step sequencer. …As well as inside Live MIDI clip, so let's check it out.…
(SOUND). Lets hold the Quantize, change the …Quantize to 8, I'm going to do 100%, and now, we're going to hit Quantize. …
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.