For many years now, the Ableton team have been pushing their software and hardware offerings to inspire musicians from around the world.
Ableton is designed so that artists can create music in a way that feels completely natural to them and ensures that your focus is on the music, not on the computer. The all new Ableton Push 2 is an instrument that harnesses the software controls found within Ableton the latest Live 9.5 and places them all in one place, directly under your fingertips.
Ableton Push and Live work seamlessly together to provide the best of both worlds: hands-on hardware to make something from scratch, and full-featured software to fine tune and finish your song.
The new Push now puts even more elements of song creation at your fingertips. Play and program beats, melodies and harmonies. Use new sampling workflows to slice samples across the pads, play single hits, or play back timestretched samples. Quickly browse, preview and load anything from your library of sounds and instruments. And with smoother, more responsive pads and a multicolour display that adapts to show exactly what you need, Push now brings a new level of playability.
Now designed and engineered entirely by Ableton providing unmatchable integration and creative expression with Live. Push and Live work together seamlessly to let you make beats, play notes and chords, work with samples and develop song structure – all without needing to look at a computer.
Browse, preview and load your own sounds for making beats, access Live’s vast library of drums. Play beats live with the 64 velocity-sensitive pads and adjust sounds and kits while you play, using eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. 6-pad mode for realtime performance, step sequencing melodies and automation, and more.
Push introduced a new performance paradigm, allowing complex chords to be played easily. Push 2 improves on pad feel and performance, whilst retaining its intuitive interface. Push’s touch slider can be used for pitch bend or modulation.
Push is equally at home in the studio or on stage. You can keep your performances in-the-moment by switching between improvising with loops and playing drums, notes, and chords – all from the same playing surface. The multicolour display adapts to show you exactly what you need to keep you in the creative flow without adding distraction. Push’s new pads have been carefully redesigned to feel softer, smoother and more responsive – perfect for creating expressive beats and melodies.
Push 2 has three superfast sampling workflows:
Using Push, you can launch clips and scenes, tweak device parameters and control mixer levels and sends – Live can capture every movement. When you’re ready, switch from Push to your computer to find your music already laid out in Live – the software that was powering your work the whole time.
Push 2 comes with a copy of Live 9 Intro - the introductory version of Ableton's Live 9 software. With a limited feature set, 700+ sounds, 3 instruments and 26 effects, it is a great way to try out this world acclaimed software before upgrading to more advanced versions in Standard or Suite.