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Ableton Push 2
The Ableton Push 2 is a completely redesigned USB hardware controller for use with the company’s Live 9.7 software. When hooked up to a computer running the software, Push 2 becomes in effect a recording workstation, beat-creation tool and virtual instrument. With control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, the controller puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips.
The sixty-four velocity-and-pressure-sensitive pads allow for adjusting sounds and kits while playing with eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. Hold a pad to repeat notes in time with a track while adjusting swing or the repeat divisions in real time. Select a step and adjust timing and velocity individually for each cell.
In addition to creating beats and triggering loops, the controller has been set up to allow for playing melodies and chords. Using the virtual instruments supplied with Live, melodic patterns can be easily played in any key using the same fingering. Improvising and experimenting with song structure is a breeze and all ideas can be recorded to Live.
When all ideas and structures have been recorded, it is simply a matter of switching to the computer for fine-detail editing, further arranging, and song export. All work done using Push 2 is laid out in Live as if everything had been originally created in the software. Finally, for the ultimate in portability, the controller fits easily into a backpack with a laptop computer for transporting to a live performance.
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips.
The new Ableton Push has been re-designed to help take your music production to the next level with a natural work flow, easy to understand layout, and responsive controls; all without needing to look at the computer. The Push 2 includes a new high resolution full-colour LCD display that displays all the data and information you need from the waveforms of a recording ‘clip / sample’ to your sample and instrument library for easy browsing, and even full track meter levels allowing for more precise adjustment.
This powerful production digital audio workstation is supplied with Ableton Live Lite 9.7 music creation software and is designed for full integration with Ableton Live 9.7, Live 9.5, or Live 9.
See what’s new with Push 2
- The ultimate controller for Ableton Live and a perfect companion to Live 9.7
- High-res color screen provides detailed visual feedback and waveform display
- Touch-sensitive encoders and additional controls provide complete access to Live
- 64-pad matrix for playing instruments, slicing beats, improvising with loops, and more
- Velocity-/pressure-sensitive pads play like a sophisticated musical instrument
- Select scales and see important integers directly on the pad matrix
- 2 footswitch inputs give you even more control options
- Runs on USB power with optional external power for added illumination
- Includes power supply, USB cable, and a full version of Live 9.7 Intro
Pads 64 velocity/pressure sensitive pads
Other Controllers Touch strip – pitch bend, scrolling
Encoders/Pots 8 Touch-sensitive controls
Pedal Inputs 2 x 1/4″ – sustain, loop control, record start
MIDI I/O USB
USB: 1 x Type-B
Software: Ableton Live 9.7 Intro
- Mac 4GB RAM minimum
- PC 4GB RAM minimum
- Mac OS X 10.7 or later
- PC Windows 7 or later
Power Supply: 12V Power supply (included) / USB bus power
Dimensions: 378 x 304 x 42mm (includes knobs)
Weight: 2.71 kg