Ableton Push 2 combined with their wildly popular Live software effectively bridges the gap between software and controller. This unique, powerful union may have even resulted in the creation of your ultimate musical instrument!
Ableton Push 2 places all the necessary components of song creation right at your fingertips. Push 2 is the ultimate controller for Ableton Live, as it seamlessly integrates in a true ‘plug and play’ fashion. Push 2 is so much more than just another Ableton controller; it can run in a variety of different modes to actually aid you in the song creation process. Use Push 2’s 64 pads to create beats, melodies, and harmonies, as well as fire off clips and scenes. Live’s browser is fully accessible via Push 2, allowing you to work exclusively with the controller remotely from the computer screen, making it more of a stand-alone instrument. At the center of Push 2 is a beautiful multicolor display that adapts to show you exactly what you need to see when you need to see it. And given its deep level of integration with Live, it sets a new standard for controllers.
Ableton Push 2 Grid Controller for Ableton Live Features
- Hardware instrument for hands-on playability with Ableton Live 9.5
- Play or step sequence beats, notes, chords and automation
- New sampling workflows: slice, play and manipulate samples from Push
- Large multicolour display adapts to show what you need
- 64 sensitive and playable backlit pads
- 8 touch-sensitive encoders for controlling mixer, devices and instruments, and Live browser navigation
- Clip launch mode for Live performance and arrangement recording
- Scales mode offers unique approach to playing notes and chords
- Includes Live Intro for new users
Building upon the success of Push 1, Push 2 is designed and engineered entirely by Ableton, resulting in an unprecedented level of integration and symbiosis with Live. It’s designed to allow you to spend less time working on the computer screen and more time hands-on with Push 2, ultimately blurring the line between controller and instrument. The single most important aspect of Push 2 is that it makes creating music with your computer immediate, interactive, and above all…fun!
The Ableton Push 2 features 64 sensitive and backlit pads that reconfigure their functionality based on the task at hand. When using the Drum Rack from Live, the pads become a massive interface for playing or step programming your beats, similar to the operation of dedicated drum machines. All of the controls and parameters that you will need to fine-tune your beats are right at your fingertips!
Play Notes and Chords
When working with instrumental sounds, Push 2's pads correspond to pitches, offering you a fresh, new approach to recording melodies and harmonies. Push 2 allows you to set the pads to a particular key and scale so your musical parts will always be in tune and in the right signature. The 7-centimeter touch strip allows for pitch bend and modulation functionality. Push 2 also features a step sequencer mode for manual recording and editing of note sequences.
Incorporating samples has never been easier!
Push 2 makes working with samples a breeze, providing total control and integration with Simpler 2.0. Samples can be controlled from 3 different modes depending on your needs. Slicing mode allows you to cut a sample into multiple segments, then trigger them individually from Push 2’s pads. Classic mode allows you to turn samples into playable and pitched instruments. One-Shot Mode is ideal for triggering drum or SFX sounds, as it will play the sample in its entirety upon triggering. Working with samples is so easy that Push 2 and Live may very well spoil you for all other samplers.
A Work of Art
Impeccable attention to detail is evident in every aspect of Push 2. The multicolor display provides all the info and details you need in the heat of the moment without unnecessary visual clutter. The Push 2’s pads have been carefully redesigned from its predecessor to provide an even higher level of sensitivity, responsiveness, and expression. Eight touch-sensitive encoders provide the perfect hardware feel to control parameters of nearly everything inside Live. No stone has been left unturned in this redesign and the end result is a solid piece of hardware that is fun, intuitive, and a vital part for operating the Ableton Live Software platform, turning the whole system into an instrument suitable for the studio or stage!
A Bright Future
Being that Push 2 is designed and produced by Ableton, you can expect seamless integration with Live and effortless addition of new features. Since its initial release, Push functionality has been improved, refined, and expanded. Ableton listens very closely to the feedback they receive from users of all levels and is committed to making Push 2’s functionality and integration with Live even better with each update. After working with Push 2, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.