Ableton Push 2 Explained
Let's set up Push 2 and take a quick tour of the instrument.
The browser is where we find instruments, sounds, effects, and samples. We can preview and load up anything on our computer.
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.
We can record a performance and with the touch of a button immediately overdub. Quantizing is amazingly simple too.
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.
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.
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.
Working with Samples5:24
There are three modes depending on what kind of content we're working with: Classic, One-Shot, and Slicing.
Let's take a deeper look at each mode. Each one allows us to work with a sample in a different way.
Deeper Into Simpler4:47
Simpler's magic really comes from its ability to warp samples. Let's see how that works with Push 2.
Finding the Perfect Sound9:20
In this video we will explore adding and using Audio and MIDI effects.
Mixing with Push is incredibly easy. We'll also look at the master track and how to utilize devices there.
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.
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.
2 9.7 & 10 Updates
New Layouts & Modes12:06
Take a look at a few new ways to program drums and melodic ideas with Push 2 with the additions to Live 10.
Discover some new features that allow you to do more with Push, and touch your mouse even less.
Learn about some beautiful visuals that can tell you more and give feedback about your instruments and effects, creating a better workflow.
Ableton’s 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 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!”
Submitted 1 week ago
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.
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Reaper
Submitted 2 weeks ago
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
I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live
Submitted 3 weeks ago
Brought me up to speed before lunch time. Thank you.
I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Ableton Live
Submitted 3 weeks ago
Very helpful, thank you
this helped me very much
Submitted 1 month ago
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
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer
Submitted 2 months ago
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.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live
Submitted 5 months ago
One of the best tutorials I have seen so far on Ableton stuff.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cubase
Submitted 5 months ago
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
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio
Submitted 6 months ago
I love how the instructor goes to the point and covers an extensive amount of material. Well conceived.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live
Submitted 8 months ago
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.
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