Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Key mode to learn new songs, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
The Push can help you compose songs and perform them live, but it can also be a …great learning tool. Remember, the Push is an instrument that …you will need to practice in order to master, just like you would on a cello, …or guitar. When working with software instruments, …the notes that are used to trigger the sounds are called MIDI. …MIDI files can be played from your browser or from most medley players. …They will usually played with a simple generic sound but once you put them in …your music software you could choose to play them with any sound you like.…
You can find MIDI files online for almost any song you can think of. …You can try and search the song title followed by the word MIDI. …I've downloaded the classical piece titled Bach Cello Suite No 1, and let's …drop it into Live. I'm going to go to my finder. …I'm just going to drag it from the finder, or explorer, if you're on …Windows, to an empty clip slot in Live. First, we need to select the sound to be …triggered by the MIDI clip. I've chosen a cello sound, just to be …
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.