The next level of clip-launching and grid controllers.
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips. Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly...
The next level of clip-launching and grid controllers.
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips. Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspiration comes from. Push gives you the best of everything. It’s a powerful, expressive instrument that gives you hands-on control of an unlimited palette of sounds, without needing to look at a computer.
Play or program beats, melodies, and harmonies with Push’s 64 pads. When playing drums, Push’s grid of 64 pads is divided into three sections, allowing you to play in real time, step sequence, and adjust the length of your loop, all at the same time.
Capture your music
Play or step sequence all of your musical ideas. Whether playing drums or pitched instruments, Push adapts to your musical needs, with great feeling pads and controls that keep you in the flow.
Play and tweak samples. Slice beats, play one shots, or mangle samples with warping
Push gives you a range of ways to play and manipulate your samples. Slice samples across the pads, play single hits, or warp long samples so that they always stay in time with your song.
All of your sounds, at your fingertips
Access all of Live’s devices, your third-party plug-ins, and samples. Use Push to browse, preview, and load your sounds. Get fast hands-on access to Live’s built-in devices, VST or Audio Units plug-ins, and your sample library.
Tweak instruments, samples, and effects
The color display shows your sample or device parameters, enabling intuitive but powerful sound design from the touch-sensitive encoders.
Play beats live with velocity sensitive pads and adjust sounds and kits while you play with eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. Hold a pad to repeat notes in time with your track and adjust the repeat divisions or swing in real time.
Step sequence beats
Step sequence beats directly using the pads for precise control. Select any step and tweak timing, velocity, and parameter values individually for each cell. See velocity and accents for each step shown on Push’s pads.
Play notes on the grid
When playing instruments, Push “folds” a keyboard’s worth of notes to its 64 pads. Pad colors show key center, other notes in the key, and any notes you’ve recorded. Push’s condensed layout means large intervals can be reached easily, and patterns can be played with the same fingerings in all keys. Use Push’s touch slider for pitch bend or modulation.
Mix and refine
Get hands-on with your mix using the encoders and adjust levels, pans, and sends with immediate feedback on the display.
Play and perform
Push 2 is equally at home in the studio or on stage. Keep your performances in-the-moment by switching between improvising with loops and playing drums, notes, and chords—all from the same expressive grid of pads.
Best improvements are in the sampler and simpler options to covert. Live sample pad chopping also makes it very useful. Much nicer interface than the previous black and orange akai screen.
Still researching it believe me, Its endless the things this can do for your performance, may take a little time to Midi map with in User Mode but once you get the hang of it and maintain a proper set, you'll go full Terosquad.
If your an ableton user this is definitely a great buy, not a must have, but definitely something that speeds up workflow tremendously and the in key mode allows you to play notes anywhere on the push without ever hitting a wrong note, this also feels a lot more intuitive that using the scale plugin and a keyboard. There are numerous videos on the web showing people making tracks just with the push without ever having to look up and i can honestly say this is definitely possible as a bit of an ableton novice this really opened up ableton up.
I downloaded Ableton,for a project about a year ago, and have found it great as a sketch book for ideas, and I am now fleshing those out into songs and finished tracks. The Push has made it so simple, there is something about using hardware, you feel you are doing something tactile, like playing an instrument, rather than just producing on a laptop. Its a marriage made in heaven, and I love using it live now, all the lights going when I trigger beats, and playing odd jazzy chords on it, and the repeat function is great for so many musical moments.
Had a Push 1 for a second, but then the Push 2 came out and improved upon it in all the right ways, and I got a killer deal on the upgrade. The screen has been vastly improved, the device is much easier to navigate, and isn't a dust-magnet like the original. Easily the best Ableton controller out there (which isn't surprising, considering this was designed by Ableton in-house). Very pleased!
I just made the jump from a Novation Launchpad MK1 to the Ableton Push 2; absolutely floored. The speed it has already added to my workflow is staggering.
I thought Launchpad95 was cool, but this is something else.
After playing with this delightful upgrade in a very short space of time, my trip from idea to track just got reduced tenfold. I'm blown away at the depth of control this gives you over the creative journey in ableton live. A must have.
IT GETS THE JOB DONE! IT is powerful and definitely more than I can comprehend at the moment, but I am slowly getting that learning curb up. Full dynamic control with Audio and midi. Simple, yet so sophisticated...I love the thing and it was a great purchase. I recommend this to beginners and pro's.