Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Settings and user mode, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
- [Voiceover] A new button on Ableton Push…is the Setup button.…This will let us change the Workflow…from Scene to Clip. First let's check out Scene.…When using the arrow buttons in Note mode,…by default, it will launch an entire new scene.…(musical notes play)…(percussion effect)…Furthermore, when you hit the New button…it will duplicate all the playing clips.…(percussion effect)…And when using the Duplicate button,…it will duplicate the entire scene.…
In Clip mode,…the arrow buttons will only affect the focus track.…(percussion effect)…New will only jump to the new available clip slot…on that selected track, and Duplicate will only…duplicate the clip on the focus track.…Personally, I prefer the Clip Workflow.…(percussion effect)…Next, in the Setup menu we can change…the display brightness,…the LED brightness,…and we can also change how the pads react to our playing.…
Here we can change the pad sensitivity.…In higher settings, it will take less force…to trigger higher velocities. The default is five.…Pad Gain will boost or cut the overall velocity curve.…
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.