Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording drums in real time, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
Creating drums with the Step Sequencer is fun and intuitive. …But you can always record your drum rack elements, or just some of the elements of …the drum rack in Real Time. Note that I've said drum rack elements, …and not just drum sounds. Because you can load any type of sounds …you want into the Drum Rack pads, and not only drum sounds. …I have a drum rack preset loaded, but before I start recording, I'll turn on …the metronome, by toggling on the Metronome button.…
You can use the Tap Tempo button to set the tempo by Feeling, or simply adjust …the BPM, using the Tempo knob. (MUSIC). …To start recording hit the Record button right here. …See how the Play Head Marker turned red instead of green indicating that you're recording. …Notice that Live immediately starts recording a new clip. …If you want the count in, you need to go to Live, and set the counting from the …drop down menu, under the metronome. (SOUND).…
Hit the New button to jump to an empty clip slot, and hit the Record to start recording. …
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.