Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Browsing and loading sounds, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
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Let's start off by logging sounds. Click on Browse and notice the the LCD …screen changes to Browsing mode. In Browsing mode, we have three columns, …device name, the preset category, and all the presets. …Depending on the version of Live you may have installed, this list may vary. …We can use the encoders above each column to scroll, or use the Selection Controls …buttons to go up and down. Once we select the sound, load it using …the greens selection control. Note, that we can also load the default …preset of the device by loading them from the device name column.…
After loading a sound, Push will remain in Browse mode. …We can load a different sound or exit Browse mode by hitting the Browse button again. …To load the new sound to a different track, we can navigate to it by using the …navigation controls left and right and go into Browse mode again. …If we don't have any more tracks available, we can hit the Add Track …button, which can create a new track for us after we choose a preset.…
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