Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Working without your computer screen, part of Ableton Push: Making Music.
Before we start making music, let's examine the hardware. …The Push has 64 velocity and pressure sensitive pads with RGB LEDs. …It has a USB connection, power input, on, off switch, and two expression control …inputs for sustain pedals, volume pedals, breath control, etcetera. …The push is bus powered, with an option for brighter LEDs with power supply. …It's got 11 touch sensitive encoders, a forward LCD alpha numeric display.…
And a 17 centimeters touch strip for pitch bend and scrolling, with 24 LEDs …for navigation. Let's look at the Push interface. …Here, we have the tempo section, the edit section, the transport section, touch …strip, the pad section, scene and grid section, display and encoder section. …Selection control, state control, note section, add section, and the focus …navigation section. Now, that's a lot to take in.…
But, we'll see that everything is very intuitive and straightforward as we touch …on each one of these sections throughout this course. …So, let's make some music. …
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.
Ableton Live 9 for Live Performancewith Yeuda Ben-Atar2h 20m Intermediate
Ableton Live 9 Tips and Trickswith Michael Kiraly1h 7m Intermediate
1. Introducing the Ableton Push
What is the Ableton Push?2m 55s
2. Creating Music
3. Controlling Ableton Live
4. Tips and Tricks
5. Explore Push 2 and Live 9.5 and Beyond
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