Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Session mode, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
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I'd like to make a distinction between Note mode and Session mode. …Note mode has the isomorphic keyboard to play instruments and the drum rack to …record and step-sequence drums. The note mode is used to create music, …but once you've created some music, you can switch over to session mode Which …will give you complete control over Live's session view. …Since Push has RGB LEDs on each one of the 64 main pads, you will see an exact …visual representation of what's happening in our project.…
If I change the clip color from Live, it will immediately change on the Push. …So, I'm going to go to my kick snare track, right click on the clip, and …change it to, let's say, (SOUND) yellow, or, (SOUND) dark blue. …To launch a clip, simply press it. (MUSIC) To stop clips, you can hit an …empty clip slot on the same track, or change the top state controls to stop. …So if I launch it (MUSIC) I can simply hit any one of the empty clip slots.…
Or (MUSIC) change the state control to stop. …But first, we need to be focused on any one of the display modes. …
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