Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Step sequencing melodies, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
Let's check out a couple of methods to sequence melodic sounds, or bass lines, …using Draw mode, giving us yet another way to make music with the Push. …The first way is to create an empty drum rack. …I have an empty drum rack loaded up in Live. …Let's switch to the device view. We can see it's empty. …And we also have a synthesizer loaded up with a base sound can be whatever sound …you like. You need to set the midi from in the base …int, so the empty drum rack. If you cannot see the inputs, outputs, …make sure that the inputs, outputs view selector is turned on next to the master tech.…
Then focus on the empty drum rack. …(NOISE). …So we can choose a note and start a sequence in it. …(NOISE).…
Of course you can use all the functionality of the drum act sequencing …like beat mode accordingly in time and fix length (SOUND). …A different way is to load your instrument into the empty drum rack. …So I'm going to take my bass synth and just drag it to the drum rack. …Open up the chain list. Open up the inputs/outputs. …
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.