In this Instagram pic posted by David Guetta Nov 2014, his gear setup can be seen consisting of two Ableton Push controllers, hooked up to what looks to be a MacBook Pro (more than likely a generation or two old MacBook Pro, since it seems to have two USB ports next to each other on the left side). The MacBook pro is running [Ableton Live](http://equipboard.com/items/ableton-live-9). The photo is captioned, "Trying to get ready for the live version of [dangerous](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsfrsLxt0l8) on TV"more
FlyLo posted this Vine of him using the Push as a surface to play other sound toys on. Nevertheless, he has this to say in an interview with [Electronic Musician Magazine](http://emusician.com/album-profiles/1378/flying-lotus-records-youre-dead/49594) on his recording of "You're Dead": "And one of the reasons I like Ableton’s Push controller is it has a real inviting Star Trek vibe to it, so anybody who knows a little bit about production feels comfortable quickly and can get on it in conjunction with whatever I’m doing.” Here's another [picture](http://i.imgur.com/vruEnIE.jpg) of FlyLo's studio with an Ableton Push on his desk.more
"I’m still developing this room but it’s turning out to be a sexy setup. It’s already the perfect room for production and programming. This room is based around Ableton Live run by the Ableton Push controller. With my Traktor setup, F1 controller and the Pioneer RMX-1000 it’s also the perfect place to rock out a nice DJ mix for your radio show." via [Attack](http://www.attackmagazine.com/features/my-studio/dj-pierre-studio/#)more
I cannot see a better controller to be incorporated with Ableton Live while producing. Live performance likely to be different. Anyway a controller I use with every production! Great and intuitive piece of gear.
I love this controller. Not only is it beautiful but it is extremely robust. Most controllers feel light weight, cheap and very plastic. Everything about this controller is designed so you never have to touch your computer. You can move between tracks easily, play instruments, and step sequence drums. It is nice to be able to step away from the computer/mouse and be hands on with sounds and playing.
The Push buttons have a really nice elasticity which is nice for finger drumming. You can quickly load sound packs without ever looking at your computer. Session view allows you to launch scenes and note view allows you to step sequence and play patterns. The touch strip on the side allows you to scroll through drums racks and also pitch bend. Instrument mode allows you to pick the key and scale that you're in so you will never be out of key.
One thing to keep in mind is that you have to manually configure other plugins (like Sylenth1 and Massive) to control effect parameters which is really easy to do but it just takes time to set it up. Another thing to be aware of is that when traveling with Push it gets a lot of attention from TSA. Be ready to be pulled to the side and questioned about this controller. It is also a bit heavy so maybe invest in a roller bag when you are traveling. The push controller + your laptop along with other things in your back pack makes for a heavy load. I have the Magma Riot back pack which fits Push and your laptop but it is heavy and is awfully uncomfortable trying to carry. The straps are poorly constructed.
I went to a demonstration of Ableton's Push, and was immediately impressed by just how well it's integrated with Live. It's not just pretty lights, but a physical extension of Live, giving you the ability to do things a lot faster.
I love the Push controller since I route all my audio for recording into Ableton Live 9 suite its great to just keep ideas flowing without have to rely on a mouse and constantly viewing the the computer screen.
It works like a charm with Ableton. Of course this is to be expected, but it really makes using Ableton on the fly more fun and intuitive. I would not use it to finish out a project, but certainly to get the creative process started.
Ableton's Push controller is the best device that completes the software with tight controls and ease of use. Ableton will also continue to add new features with future updates of Ableton Live.
I don't use Midi Controllers much but when I use this I feel very inspired to make and mix stuff. You'd be surprised to what you can do with this! You can make a track or even DJ with it! It's awesome!
PUSH is the Main piece of Hardware MIDI controller that controls Ableton and Traktor at the same time ...
From someone that has terrible knowledge of music theory, this definitely helped me with productions and simple compositions. Well built unit all around, and keeps me away from using just a keyboard and a mouse.
The Push is very intuitive and I feel it is helpful in understanding music theory. It's an instrument, not just a straight up MIDI controller for Ableton like the APC40. I'm excited to see how I can use all my gear together in all!