Push Tutorial

Ableton Push 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Ableton Push 2 Explained

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

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    The Browser

    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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    Playing Drums

    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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    Recording Drums

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

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    Sequencing Drums

    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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    Playing Melodies

    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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    Sequencing Melodies

    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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    Working with Samples

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

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    Simpler Modes

    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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    Deeper Into Simpler

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

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    Finding the Perfect Sound

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

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    The Mix

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

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    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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    Session View

    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.

Chapter 2 : 2 9.7 & 10 Updates

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    New Layouts & Modes

    Take a look at a few new ways to program drums and melodic ideas with Push 2 with the additions to Live 10.

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    Workflow Enhancements

    Discover some new features that allow you to do more with Push, and touch your mouse even less.

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    Visual Feedback

    Learn about some beautiful visuals that can tell you more and give feedback about your instruments and effects, creating a better workflow.

Product Overview

Ableton’s flagship hardware product Push 2 and Live 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!

Shot in both Live 9 & 10, and fully compatible with Live 11, Scottie introduces Ableton Push 2 and shows you around its Browser and how to Navigate its interface. He then covers how to Play, Record and Step Sequence Drums and Beats. But Push isn’t 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 Live’s unique sampler, Simpler. He explores how Push 2 can be used to work in Simpler’s three different modes: Classic, One-Shot, and Slicing, and how Push 2 can be used when you’re warping samples. Finally, Scottie demonstrates how you can Mix and Automate your projects using Push 2.

Whether you’re new to Ableton Push 2 or you’re a more experienced user looking for more expert techniques, don’t miss “Ableton Push 2 Explained!”

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Ableton Push 2 Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the point, covering all the basics and in-depth functions. For my taste, this is perfect! Straight to the point, covering all the basics and in-depth functions. Just awesome!
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very thorough and helpful The explanation is very detailed, not boring at all, the instructor knows Ableton/Push 2 and the theory behind the design, the course will get you up and running quickly.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful! Got me right into using it I came from using Maschine so learning this was super easy. The video was in-depth enough to cover all the controls and how to do everything like automation and various parameter adjusting
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very inspiring & greatly structured! Helped me to learn Push2 in depth
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful and fun! Just wow! stuff I'd never figure out on my own! Thanks!
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best Tutorial Out There !! If you use Ableton Live with Push you probably know that there are quite a few tutorials out there. However it wasn't until I discovered this one that I really got a grip on what Push 2 was capable of. Scott explains everything clearly and in depth and in a logical order, so that your not bombarded with everything at once. I contantly use these videos as a reference to brush up on whatever I am doing. Every time I discover a new tip that was in there that I had missed. Well worth the money !
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from To the point, detailed and clearly explained ! Excellent course for learning Push 2 : Scott provides clear explanations and instructions, and is always to the point. You also get extra lessons with the Live 9.7 and Live 10 Updates which is a great bonus. Well-worth the investment and highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I didn't think I could do so much with Push 2 Before this course i was like oh push 2 is cool for the drum rack and making some melodies here and there. Taking this course opened up my imagination to completely another level. Great course, easy to understand, and goes into detail extremely good. Loved it!
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Teacher These lessons were very easy to understand, and working with a complex new instrument I would have never figured all this out on my own. Great lessons .
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Digestable! Gets you where you need even if you don't know much!
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Overview Perfect way for me to get back on board with Push after leaving it alone for awhile!
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial Everything you need to know to use 90% your Ableton Push 2
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great intro course! This was a great intro to using PUSH with Ableton LIVE. I was floundering a bit after getting PUSH and LIVE and playing around with them in a random way without much progress. I had trouble selecting a good tutorial and finally decided to give this a try given the reasonable price for all inclusive access. Going through the LIVE course then the PUSH course really helped me understand the workflow and appreciate the beauty of how the PUSH integrates and works with LIVE. This course taught me the basics that I can now build upon through practice and referencing the Ableton manual (I can now whiz around PUSH creating music while having fun and exploring the features).
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lots of information Scott is a great instructor and covers a lot of information in the video. He makes it easier to use this complex piece of equipment.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great stuff here i m in love
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Learning Tool Off To The Races now up and running fast!
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Wish I had found this sooner. I am a novice Push 2 user. These video tutorials are a godsend!! Explained in a way that is easy to understand, and keep up with. Worth the price of the instrument itself if you aren't already familiar with it.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Review of Push 2 Very helpful in getting a basic idea how Push 2 work with Ableton Live and what are the new enhancements in the new update to Live 10
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Keep Pushin'! Brought me up to speed before lunch time. Thank you.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful, thank you this helped me very much
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AWESOME COURSE Super helpful introduction to push 2 and i'm super glad i took this course. Can't wait to make music with it and use your tips
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just perfectly done! The most important aspects to a video tutorial are 1) the guys voice has to be nice to listen to - this guy, Dugan, is great on that front. - that eli kraston guy is intollerable to listen to. 2) the audio examples in the tutorial have to be likable - there's nothing worse than a tutorial where the guy passes by nice sounding samples and chooses a screaming dentist drill sound you have to listen to over and over for the next 3 hours. 3) the tutorial should be concise and not 5 hours long - longer is not better -this one is great for that also. 4) even dugans hands are nice - let's face it, the only thing visible besides the Push2 are the guy hands, which are again, nice to look at - very important! I also have the AskVideo Push2 tutorial and the guy (Darius something) fails on every point including that his hands are just gross. Dugan just nails it here and is in fact so good, that I also purchased his Ableton Live 10 Explained video tutorial.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great One One of the best tutorials I have seen so far on Ableton stuff.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enjoyable course I have recently got push and this helped a lot Course was correctly paced and I enjoyed following along on my push. Thank you for a great course
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. I love how the instructor goes to the point and covers an extensive amount of material. Well conceived.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brillant!!! Wow wow and wow.I only wished I had found this earlier!! The lessons are explained clearly and slowly.If I could give more then 5 stars I would.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from A Start Gives an example of how the course should go.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very easy explained Well done course, highly recommended
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Easy to follow and was very helpful in understanding Push2--GOOD JOB!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from score very insightful
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well done, This is a very useful tool that will help me throughout the process of learning all that Push 2 has to offer.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A good introduction There are things here which aren't covered in other tutorial courses available for Push 2.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well Done So far so good. This is explained very well. I'm not even annoyed!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Stuff!!! Great class to help the learning curve with this device!!!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Informative Useful tutorial covering a multitude of options available within push 2. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Best value for money course I found on the internet My conclusion for this series is that it is good value for money. I base this on my own comparison of this Ableton Push 2 course with two other (payed) Ableton Push 2 courses. The reason that I looked in so many courses, is because I was not completely satisfied with this one on Groove3. My main complaint is that it goes to fast for me. This means that I have to rewind a lot. This makes it uncomfortable to watch. Also, for me sometimes things are not explained enough and are only mentioned. But, I have to say, most of the time, everything is explained well. On the positive side is that there is a lot of information packed in these video's. As I said, it all goes fast, but this also means that there is a lot of information in a short time. With respect to my comparison with two other payed websites I think that this course on Groove 3 ends up second place (of the three) which means that it is not the best course I found, but certainly not the worst either. Furthermore, the course that I find to be the best is also much more expensive than this one on Groove3. Therefore, I think that for most people the course on Groove3 is the best value for money. If you do not care that much about the price and really want an excellent course, then you should look further on the internet, because I found such a course. (I am not mentioning here which one, because that doesn't seem fair and I am sure you can find it yourself) Conclusion: buy if you want best value for money, but if you want the best course I could find for a higher price, then look further on the internet.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helped me out a lot These videos really helped me get started with the push 2. I had zero experience with the push hardware and this really got me going. Started making beats in no time. Really helps to understand all of the different aspects of ableton and push.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Not bad Not bad
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
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