Ableton Push 2 with Live 9 Suite
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.
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
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.
Create your song
Record everything you play. Create variations
and try out new combinations to play with song structure. Push captures
every move you make into musical ideas that you can recombine to create
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.
Playable and beautiful
Push is designed and engineered by Ableton to be elegant, inviting, and—most of all—playable.
Finish your song
When you’re ready to get into detailed
arranging, editing, and exporting your finished song, switch from Push
to your computer to find your music already laid out in Ableton Live—the
software that was powering your work the whole time.
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.
Push 2 works with Ableton Live 9.5. Live runs on your Mac or PC and
provides multitrack recording, instruments, effects, and everything else
you need to make music.
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.
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.
Adjust your loop
Select which bar of your loop you want to sequence or adjust the length of the loop.
Optionally, use the whole grid of 64 pads for
real-time playing. Then quickly switch between layouts to step sequence
or change your loop length again.
Playing notes and chords
When playing melodic instruments, Push’s pads correspond to pitches, allowing you to play notes and chords.
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.
Choose a scale
Select a key and scale with the touch of a
button and the pads light to show you the notes in that scale. Other
notes are unlit - or can be hidden altogether for purely diatonic
Step sequencing notes and chords
Step sequence melodies and
harmonies. Edit or delete notes to fix mistakes or create variations.
Nudge single notes or chords for precise timing changes or adjust note
length and velocity.
Step sequencing automation
Hold a step while adjusting an
encoder to record a parameter's value for only that step. Create
rhythmic, quantized parameter changes that are locked to specific notes
in your loop.
Working with samples
Working with samples on Push is flexible
and fast. Use one of three separate workflows, depending on the type of
sample you’re using and how you’d like to play it. Play rhythmic
samples back in tempo with your song by enabling warping.
Chop beats across Push’s pads
In Slicing mode, each pad plays
back a different slice of a long sample. Adjust the Sensitivity to
control how many slices are available, or tap an empty pad to manually
insert your own slices as the sample plays back. Slicing mode is ideal
for rearranging loops on the fly or for creating drum kits from recorded
grooves. You can even convert your sliced sample into a Drum Rack.
Turn melodic samples into playable instruments
mode, you have full control of the attack, decay, sustain, and release
of the sample, as well as playback start, end, and loop controls,
directly from Push’s encoders. This mode is ideal for traditional
sampler uses such as turning melodic samples into pitched instruments.
Play one-shot drum or melodic samples
In One Shot mode,
samples play back monophonically, and play all the way through no matter
how long you hold the pad. This is perfect for playing drums. By
enabling Glide and playing legato, you can transpose a playing sample
without retriggering it, allowing you to transform melodic phrases into
whole new melodies. Your sample collection just got a lot deeper.
Beautiful and playable
Everything about Push has been carefully reconsidered to make creating music as elegant and effortless as possible.
A bright, colorful display
The multicolor display is
constantly adapting to show you exactly what you need. It provides
enough information to keep you in the creative flow without adding
Improved buttons and pads
Push’s pads are carefully made to
feel just right for musicians of all kinds. The control buttons are
seamless, nearly flush with the surface, and provide a subtle “click”
Push is slightly thinner and a little lighter than its predecessor, making it easier to transport from studio to stage.
Designed and engineered by Ableton
From the initial planning to the final engineering, Push is an instrument made with Ableton’s careful attention to detail.
Ableton Live 9 Suite
Please note this is available via ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD only, your download code will be included in the box with Push.
Simply put, the Ableton Live 9 Suite is the best and most complete version of Live ever conceived. Whether you've been using Live for years or you're looking for a new way to create and perform music, Live 9 is the way to go. Its flexible loop/riff-based Session view lets you write music in pieces and freely arrange your songs on the fly. But Live 9 Suite is far more than a DAW; it's a complete system, loaded with amazing virtual instruments, killer effects, phenomenal processors, and tons and tons of content to play with. Live 9 Suite even includes Max for Live, so you can create your own plug-ins.
Create music your way
While Ableton Live 9 offers all of the tools you need to make music in a traditional "linear" way, the gurus at Ableton developed this software suite to allow a uniquely creative approach to song creation. Use Ableton Live 9 to piece together song ideas and song structures by dragging around sections and loops in Session View" Live 9's Session View will enhance your live performances by assigning out massive MIDI controls - so you can record loops, overdub, perform in a massive synth part, and develop songs, all on the fly. Offering an inspiring workflow for everyone from DJs to solo musicians to top-level groove producers, Ableton Live 9 is a complete solution for brainstorming, creating, composing, building, growing, and performing your songs.
All the content you need to turbocharge your creativity
Holy cats! When you look at all of the amazing content Ableton packed into the Live 9 Suite, you're going to freak! For starters, there's the collection of 10 awesome virtual instruments, which covers analog synthesis, sampling, drums, physical modeling - you name it! But that's just a drop in the bucket next to the awesome effects collection you get with Live 9 Suite. We're talking about 34 killer effects, complete with guitar amp and cab modeling and other goodies. Last but not least, there's the roughly 12.5 metric tons of content you get spanning 25 expansion packs, dozens of genres, and countless samples.
Make your own effects and instruments with Max for Live
If you can't find the sound you're looking for somewhere in Ableton Live 9 Suite's massive sound library, then you're probably not looking hard enough. Otherwise, you've got some pretty zany ideas, in which case, cool! You're going to love diving into Max for Live. Max for Live is like a programming language, but instead of lines of code, you use virtual boxes, gizmos, and cables to turn your ideas into original instruments and effects - right inside Ableton Live 9. And to get you rolling smoothly with Max for Live, Live 9 Suite even includes a collection of 13 excellent Max Devices that will make building more complex modules much less difficult.
- A unique DAW designed from the ground up for the creative studio or performing musician
- The most complete version of Ableton Live to date - packed with amazing instruments, effects, processors, and other groundbreaking content
- Comes with 34 x studio-quality effects, including the Amp classic guitar amp simulator, the Cabinet guitar cabinet emulator, and the Corpus acoustic resonance modeler
- 10 x powerhouse virtual instruments include Analog, Collision, Electric, Operator, Sampler, Tension, and more
- Bundled with a complete version of Cycling 74's Max for Live programming platform so you can make your own instruments and effects
- 13 x included Max for Live devices make creating your own tools fun and easy
- VST and Audio Unit support lets you use all of your favorite plug-ins and virtual instruments
- Dual Monitor Support
- Bundled with 25 x amazing content filled sound expansion packs
- Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192kHz
- Unlimited tracks and scenes lets you freely create your sets
- Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo lets you freely create
- Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
- Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
- Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
- Includes 7 x powerful MIDI effects such as a flexible arpeggiator and a chord generator
- Group tracks for better organization and simpler automation
- Time signature changes allows you greater flexibility when scoring to video
- Multiple automation lanes makes setting up intensely dynamic mixes easy
- Track Freeze lets you free up your computer's resources without stripping down your mix
- Automatic plug-in delay compensation minimizes phase issues and tightens up your mix
- Instantly map MIDI control to nearly any parameter for a fully customized control environment
- MIDI output and MIDI Clock/sync let you create deeply complex rigs combining hardware and software seamlessly
- ReWire support provides easy integration with Propellorhead's Reason and other software
- Multicore/multiprocessor support
- WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support