Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Step sequencing melodies and using third-party plugins, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
In order to make global changes, you need to access the global settings. …To enter Push's global settings, hold down the User button. …Push will then display three options you can change. …Pad Threshold, which will set the softest playing force that will trigger the notes. …Higher the settings stronger the hit needs to be to trigger the sound. …(SOUND) Note that at lower thresholds with negative values sounds may trigger …accidentally and pads may latch and hold.…
(MUSIC) …Let's bring back up. Velocity curves let's you determine …different curves which will change the response of the pads when hit. …The curve ranges from linear, a one to one relationship between striking force …and note velocity, to various logarithmic curves.…
By default, it's set to logarithmic one. Higher logarithmetic curves provide more …dynamic range when playing softly. Advanced finger drummers might benefit …from higher look logarithmic curve values. …Workflow let's you change how push will behave when using the duplicate button, …
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.