Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Push as a generic MIDI controller, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
In addition to all of its regular functionality in controlling live, the …push can also be used as a regular media controller. …Hit the user button, and the push will switch to user mode, where you can …manually map every pad, button, knob, and touch strip to control everything live. …Or any other software, for that matter. You can use this mode to do custom MIDI …mapping, using Live's MIDI Map mode. To map the user mode in Live, first make …sure that everything is set up correctly under the MIDI Sync tab in Live Preferences.…
So, in Live, I'm going to go to Live> Preferences. …If you open Windows, it's going to be under Options. …I'm going to go to the MIDI-sync tab and just make sure that under input and …output of the Ableton Push user port, the track and remote are set to On. …Let's close this. The user mode doubles the functionality …of Push, and allows you to design your own way of using Push. …So let's see how we can manually map on Push to control Live.…
I have two drum loops loaded up and I have an auto filter on one of them, and a …
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.