Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the mixer, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
Push is not only a composition tool. But it's also a mixing tool. …I'd like to show you how to control Live's mixer using the encoders and the …display section. I have 9 tracks loaded up with different sounds. …First, I'll focus on the display section. All these different buttons will change …the display view. Let's start with the volume display. …This will display the tracks volume and label. …You can change the volume from the top encoders.…
If you have more that 8 tracks in your live set you can switch to the Session …mode using the Session button. And use the left and right navigation …buttons to change the focus of the push. So basically you can have as many tracks …as you want and still have full control over your set. …See the colored square in your session view live for indication of where you are. …Now, let's look at the pan and send button. …This button will switch the display to show all the panning for all the tracks …in the our live set. Just like you did with the volume, you …
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.