Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Push 2 layout, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
- [Voiceover] Let's take a moment to do an overview…on the Push layout.…First, we have 11 knobs here on the top row.…The first knob will change the BPM or the tempo,…and that's the only stepped knob.…Next, we have a knob which control the swing amount.…Then we have eight endless encoders…to control the displayed parameters.…On the far right, we have the master volume.…Like the Push 1, these are all touch sensitive,…so only to touch them to bring up focus.…
In Push 1, we had the selection control…and state control rows.…Now we have upper display buttons and lower display buttons.…These, along with the knobs,…will be used to control the display.…Here, we have the tap tempo button and metronome.…Underneath, we will find the delete and the undo buttons.…Just like the Push 1, these are global buttons…that can undo or redo using shift…and delete anything, like clips, samples,…audio effects, and even tracks.…
Next, we have the mute, solo, and stop clip buttons.…That will engage the focus track.…So, muting the first track or soloing the first track.…
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.