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Ableton Push 2 Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    4:17

    Let's set up Push 2 and take a quick tour of the instrument.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Browser

    5:35

    The browser is where we find instruments, sounds, effects, and samples. We can preview and load up anything on our computer.

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    Tutorial 3

    Playing Drums

    5:44

    Working with drums on Push is a dream. We'll go over what all the colors mean and how to swap sounds in and out.

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    Tutorial 4

    Recording Drums

    7:57

    We can record a performance and with the touch of a button immediately overdub. Quantizing is amazingly simple too.

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    Tutorial 5

    Sequencing Drums

    9:22

    Not only can we record a performance, we can step sequence drums as well. Once the steps have been created we can go back and modify timing and velocity.

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    Tutorial 6

    Playing Melodies

    9:27

    Loading a melodic instrument completely changes Push 2's interface. We will discover how to play scales, chords, and how to change keys and scales.

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    Tutorial 7

    Sequencing Melodies

    7:34

    Once a melody or chord pattern has been recorded we can go back and modify those note's timing, length and velocity. We will also touch on navigating through a set.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working with Samples

    5:24

    There are three modes depending on what kind of content we're working with: Classic, One-Shot, and Slicing.

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    Tutorial 9

    Simpler Modes

    13:01

    Let's take a deeper look at each mode. Each one allows us to work with a sample in a different way.

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    Tutorial 10

    Deeper Into Simpler

    4:47

    Simpler's magic really comes from its ability to warp samples. Let's see how that works with Push 2.

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    Tutorial 11

    Finding the Perfect Sound

    9:20

    In this video we will explore adding and using Audio and MIDI effects.

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    Tutorial 12

    The Mix

    5:02

    Mixing with Push is incredibly easy. We'll also look at the master track and how to utilize devices there.

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    Tutorial 13

    Automation

    5:54

    This is an area Live and Push 2 shine. We will explore automating both parameters and individual steps within the drum and melodic step sequencer.

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    Tutorial 14

    Session View

    4:35

    Finally, let's take a look at what we've created. We will also move over to the software and take a look at what it looks like there.

Abletons flagship hardware product Push 2 and Live 9 are a marriage made in heaven, and Live expert Scottie Dugan demonstrates how you can use them to write and perform, as well as make your tracks and beats bump!

After Scottie introduces Ableton Push 2 he shows you around the Browser and how to Navigate Push 2. H then covers how to Play, Record and Step Sequence Drums and Beats. But Push isnt just a rhythm tool Scottie shows you how to Create, Record, and Step Sequence Melodies using Push.

Scottie then dives deep into working with Samples, and Ableton Lives unique sampler, Simpler. He explores how Push 2 can be used to work in Simplers three different modes: Classic, One-Shot, and Slicing, and how Push 2 can be used when youre warping samples. Finally, Scottie demonstrates how you can Mix and Automate your projects using Push 2.

Whether youre new to Ableton Push 2 or youre a more experienced user looking for more expert techniques, dont miss Ableton Push 2 Explained!

BuzzLightfoot
Submitted 1 week ago

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Submitted 3 weeks ago

Excellent!!

One Word: Excellent!!!!

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PHAROAH
Submitted 1 month ago

Ableton Push 2 Explained

Scott was very clear and concise in each of his demonstrations and explanation of Push. It an excellent tutorial as well as informative.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician

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Volks
Submitted 1 month ago

Its very good

It's amazing useful... every little info I was wondering about push2 to get you started, better then try to read the manual...

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Musician, Beat Maker, Student

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Tech2017
Submitted 2 months ago

Ableton Live 9 Suite

The trainer does a great job explaining the features of Ableton Live 9.

I am a: Beginner

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Dave Lauzon
Submitted 1 year ago

Just perfect

Teaching is a under appreciated skill. Being able to break down to fundamentals is really not easy. Scott delivers an incredibly easy to digest package that brought me further ahead than I've been in the last few years of trial and error with ableton. I've been a musician for the last 25 years. I've toured and recorded professionally as a guitarist. I've been hacking my way through new approaches to music making and honestly feel like Scott put me on the right track by rewiring how I see making music in this medium. Thanks Scott and groove3

I am a: Professional, Musician

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BriceD
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice Overview

Straight Forward and easy to follow. Very nice. I would love to see some videos of some more in depth functionality. Some questions I still have: How does push work in Arrangement view in Ableton? Can you add return tracks from push within a drum rack?

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent!! One Word: Excellent!!!!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Ableton Push 2 Explained Scott was very clear and concise in each of his demonstrations and explanation of Push. It an excellent tutorial as well as informative.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Its very good It's amazing useful... every little info I was wondering about push2 to get you started, better then try to read the manual...
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Ableton Live 9 Suite The trainer does a great job explaining the features of Ableton Live 9.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just perfect Teaching is a under appreciated skill. Being able to break down to fundamentals is really not easy. Scott delivers an incredibly easy to digest package that brought me further ahead than I've been in the last few years of trial and error with ableton. I've been a musician for the last 25 years. I've toured and recorded professionally as a guitarist. I've been hacking my way through new approaches to music making and honestly feel like Scott put me on the right track by rewiring how I see making music in this medium. Thanks Scott and groove3
Date published: 2016-04-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice Overview Straight Forward and easy to follow. Very nice. I would love to see some videos of some more in depth functionality. Some questions I still have: How does push work in Arrangement view in Ableton? Can you add return tracks from push within a drum rack?
Date published: 2016-02-17