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      Ableton Push Software Controller Instrument (H92655)
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Get your hands on the fundemental elements of making music.

Push is a fully cohesive and intelligent controller designed for absolute command of Ableton 9. With a hands-on approach to melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips. There are a total of 64 touch-sensitive pads that give you a number of different ways to create beats, step sequence arrangements, and navigate your loop – all at the same time!

Play
Play beats live with velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional, 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 while adjusting swing or the repeat divisions in real time.

Step Sequence
Step sequence beats directly using the pads for precise control. Select any step and tweak timing and velocity individually for each cell. See velocity and accents for each step shown on the Push’s pads.

Navigate
Select which bar of your loop you want to sequence or adjust the length of the loop.

Push also gives you a unique way to experience notes and chords, by allowing you to play in every key using the same finger patterns. You can move between different root-notes at the touch of a button, and explore new harmonies and phrases across all of the 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. You can also set Push to only show the notes available from a diatonic scale, essentially eliminating all of the notes that do not fit the key of the scale you are using. This makes for a fast, and creative way to write parts for your song.

Ableton 9 comes packed with a ton of inspiring sounds, and with Push you have an instant way to interact with all of those sounds and a comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. All of your sounds are ready to be played, tweaked, and personalized. Fine-tune parameters in your instruments and effects using Push’s touch-sensitive encoders and see everything from Push’s display.

With Push you can improvise and play with song structure; duplicate and create variations; trigger, re-arrange, and create new combinations; and capture everything you play with Push’s unique recording workflow. Overdub new notes or create variations of phrases, moving quickly between your song materials with just a few buttons. After you’ve created ideas, switch to another mode to try them out in various combinations. When you’re ready to get into arranging, detailed editing, and exporting your finished song, switch from Push to your computer to find your music already laid out in Ableton Live. Push gives you the best of both worlds for making music: inspiring hardware for hands-on control at the beginning, and full-featured music creation software for fine-tuning the details at the end.

If you’re familiar with Live, Push complements what you already know. Live runs in the background, filling your Set with clips and scenes as you create with Push. You can switch between Push and Live when you’re ready to finalize your song, and you’ll find all of your song materials ready for you in Live’s Session View. Push is also the ultimate performance controller, with pads that can be instantly repurposed into a clip-launching grid.

Push comes with a copy of Ableton Live 9 Intro so you can start creating immediately. The Intro version of Live 9 gives you access to some of the basic features that Live 9 has to offer, plus over 700 sounds, 3 instruments, and 26 effects.

Ableton Push Software Controller Instrument Features:

  • Fully integrated for absolute command of Ableton 9
    64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
    Create beats, step sequence, and navigate your loop all at the same time
    Play on velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional
    Unique approach to playing notes and chords
    11 Touch-sensitive encoders
    Thin, compact size for easy transport next to your laptop
    Repurpose pads into a clip-launching grid for ultimate live performances
    Includes a copy of Ableton Live 9 Intro


Ableton Push Software Controller Instrument Specifications:

  • Included:
    Push controller
    Universal Power Supply: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz with interchangeable heads for North/Central America & Japan, Europe and UK (Type A, C, G).
    USB cable
    Quick Start Guide
    Dimensions:
    Width: 370mm (14.57 inches)
    Depth: 293mm (11.54 inches)
    Height (body): 26mm (1.02 inches)
    Height (body + encoders): 46mm (1.81 inches)
    Weight:
    6.6lb. (2990g)
    Power:
    The Push controller gets power from the USB port. If you would like to increase the brightness of the display and LEDs, use the included power supply.
    Connections:
    USB port
    Power adapter input
    Two assignable footswitch inputs
    Pads:
    64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
    RGB backlighting:
    Designed by Akai Professional
    Encoders:
    11 touch-sensitive encoders
    Display:
    Four line LCD alphanumeric display
    Touchstrip:
    12 cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling
    24 LEDs for navigation


Ableton Push Software Controller Instrument

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Product Reviews
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  • Revolutionary, inspirational, and not at all perfect

    As reviewed by Robert Snyder on 4/6/2013

    First of all - if you're a Live user, buy Push as soon as you can. My expectations were sky high in the months leading up to it's release, and I have not been disappointed. The build quality is space station grade, the pads feel amazing, the lights are so bright that your fingers leave little trails (the way they do when you wave in front of a computer monitor, say), the touch strip is responsive and fun, and you really can get away from your computer for whole chunks of time and just jam. I find myself just playing around in Note Mode while my mind wanders, the way you can do on a piano or a guitar, but not just a controller. So, in that sense, it is an instrument. Now, the reality check. There are many surprising omissions from the workflow which, when you discover them, will annoy you. I bet you thought you could load up drum sounds from the controller and "audition" them the way you can in Live 9s newly redesigned browser, didn't you? Well, you can't. The browser in Push does not mirror the Live browser. Push is butter smooth with Live's native instruments, but using VSTs requires certain workarounds, and these workarounds are never perfect. (Example- you can use the drum step sequencer to send MIDI to NI Battery or another drum sampler, but won't be able to see note names or mix from within Live. You must take the time to map the VST parameters in advance in order to control them from Push. Though the Push is a lot more fun than an APC40 or Launchpad for launching clips, you may miss some of of the dedicated Solo, Mute, Arrangement Record buttons on those controllers. Compared to Maschine, the next closest thing: Push has so many different ways that you can interface with your sounds (easily changing musical scales, adding and tweaking new effects, playing unconventional progressions) that it can really get you playing differently than you normally do. Maschine never had that for me, with it's 16 pad layout, barely 2 octaves compared to Push's 8. That said, you won't find Maschine's super smooth sample chopping workflow, nor it's automatic mapping of NI Komplete plugins. Conclusion: at least as of this early stage (Push firmware 1.0, Live 9.0), Push works best if you spend the time with your good old fashioned mouse and keyboard to prepare your instruments in advance, and build yourself a pallette of sounds to work with, then sit back in a cozy chair, monitor and mouse in the background, and just jam. I did just that this afternoon, and once I found my flow, hours passes in the flick of an eye. In short, it's far more intuitive at playing/sequencing drums and playing chords and scales than it is on controlling some other functions, but once you (and I) have time to learn it, it well bring treasure troves of fun and rewards.

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  • Couldn't ask for more...

    As reviewed by Daniel Collins on 4/2/2013

    I can finally get rid of all my previous midi controllers. This has to be the best controller I have used. I have owned it less than a week and I already cannot see myself going back to my MPD or Midi keyboard for that matter. The controller is solid. The frame is well constructed and the pads were built to last. Since I started as a drummer, it was always more difficult for me to play piano, but now I can drum out my melodies using the pads and it has made my melodies way more complex. The knobs are spaced out enough so my fingers do not get stuck in between them as I am fine tuning my project or recording automation. I could keep going on about how amazing this piece of equipment is, but you have to try it yourself to believe me. If you were on the fence about purchasing this and you are an Ableton user, I suggest you take the plunge and make the purchase. It's well worth it and I have not been able to put it down since I got it. Oh, I forgot to mention that I was making music with this thing in a couple of hours after watching the tutorials. I hope this review helps.

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  • Limitless creativity.

    As reviewed by nathan norman on 11/7/2013

    I am writing this review because there is a lot to be said about Abletons Push. Now it is native to its software only. However you could use it or program it for others, lacking the full capability you get with Ableton. That said, Ableton is one of the hottest fastest growing DAWs on the market. If your doing mostly organic type music there are others that do audio better. But in the electronic and programming aspect i don't think there is a much better controller or software out there. I can literally step away from my monitor and do everything directly on the push. I have been laying out new tracks and ideas effortlessly. My workflow has quadrupled. As for the led s they do the job they should. it wasn't meant for the purpose of giving light shows. It also took me only twenty minutes to comprehend its basic functionality, leaving me with many more advanced options if i want to dig deeper. why this only has a four star review is beyond me. Its the only instrument in its class that outweighs the competition and it will only get better as time moves forward. If you could only buy one controller to do your writing, mixing, transporting, and editing all in one it would be Push. Hands down.

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