Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Browsing and loading third-party plugins, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
Ableton Live comes with a massive amount of sounds, especially in the suite version. …And using the Browse mode, it's very easy to load built-in instruments and effects. …Ableton Live also supports VST and audio units which are third-party plugin formats. …Plugins like synthesizers, samplers, and effects. …Popular examples would be, Native Instruments Massive, or Waves plugins. …To load third party plugins from Push, you will first need to load them up.…
I'm going to go my plugins, open up the VST, and I'm going to load the tile, Noisemaker. …Drag it to a MIDI track, I'm going to open up the configure. …Turn on Configure, and hit whatever parameter I want to control from the Push. …So let's select a few. …(SOUND). …Close configure, we can hide the synthesizer.…
And now, click on the device title, and hit Cmd or Ctrl+G to group it into an …instrument track, Save that track. Rename it whatever you like, let's call …it noisemaker. And now you can browse for it from within …the Push. After you save the rack, you'll be able …
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.