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Ableton Push - USB Software Controller

B&H # ABPUSHCONTRL Mfr # 86889
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You Pay: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • 64 Velocity and Pressure-Sensitive Pads
  • 11 Touch-Sensitive Encoders
  • 24 Navigation LEDs
  • 4.7" Pitch Bend/Scrolling Touch Strip
  • Four Line LCD Alphanumeric Display
  • 2 Assignable Footswitch Inputs
  • Bus Powered
  • Live 9 Intro Software
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Push from Ableton is a USB controller for use with the company's Live software. When hooked up to a computer running the software, Push 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 are made by Akai Professional, and 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 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.

  • 64-pad controller for use with Ableton Live 9 software
  • Play, step sequence, and navigate loops simultaneously
  • Play beats with the velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional, and adjust sounds and kits while playing using 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
  • Play notes and chords in every key using the same finger patterns
  • Move between keys at the touch of a button and explore new harmonies and phrases across the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
  • Push utilizes Ableton Live running on a computer and provides the controller with a comprehensive collection of instruments and effects
  • Sounds are ready to be played, tweaked, and personalized
  • Fine-tune parameters in the instruments and effects using the touch-sensitive encoders while monitoring everything from Push's display
  • Improvise and play with song structure
  • Capture all musical ideas, duplicate and create variations, trigger, re-arrange, and create new combinations
  • When you're ready to get into arranging, detailed editing, and exporting your finished song, switch from Push to the computer to find the music already laid out in Ableton Live
  • Perfect performance controller with pads that can be instantly repurposed into a clip launching grid
Interface USB
Pads 64 x Velocity and pressure-sensitive, RGB backlighting
Rotary Controls 11 x Rotary encoders
Faders No
Transport Controls No
Display Four line alphanumeric LCD
Connectors 1 x USB Type B
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Footswitch Input
Included Software Ableton Live 9 Intro (download)
Software Supported Any version of Ableton Live 9 (required)
Power Requirements USB bus power
External universal power supply, 100~240VAC, 50/60 Hz (included)
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.6 x 11.6 x 1" (370 x 293 x 26 mm)
Weight 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Ableton Push - USB Software Controller
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    AbletonPush - USB Software Controller
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Thebias

          from Montreal, QC, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Awesome Integration
          • Black
          • Cool Scale And Key Modes
          • Intuitive Layouts
          • Loads Of Pads
          • Scale And Key Modes
          • Sequencer

          Cons

          • A bit on the heavy side

          Best Uses

          • Music composition
          • Sound Design

          Comments about Ableton Push - USB Software Controller:

          I use the push for both sound design and music creation. I love the way it's integrated into live. Makes things very easy. I'm really digging the in key and drum / sequencer layouts.
          Still learning to use it at this stage but no regrets on the purchase.

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          4.0

          Incredibly fun, and built like a tank!

          By macstah

          from Albuquerque, NM

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ableton Push - USB Software Controller:

          Learning it isn't necessarily any less complex than learning another musical instrument, but it does offer a whole bunch of ways to ease the process. I took a star off for the fact that the software seems to still have a few minor glitches now and then. Also the velocity sensitivity controls could stand a little tweaking. I'm sure that's because it's very new, and they're still working it all out. But all in all, I love this thing!

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          5.0

          Beautiful design and build quality!

          By Trashbaby

          from Rochester, MN

          Pros

          • Build Quality
          • Improved workflow
          • Versitility

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ableton Push - USB Software Controller:

            Excellent craftsmanship. This instrument/controller solidifies my Ableton 9 upgrade. I use push with a Vestax VCM-600, and Lemur by Liine for Ipad. Push on its own is an ocean of possibilities. Before I'd be glued to the laptop when creating tracks and clips. Now I honestly never look at the laptop until I'm ready for arranging clips and tweaking this or that. The display is perfect with touch sensitive knobs on the top. Just touching the knobs displays the correct parameters before I decide to move something. I can't really find anything wrong, or things I'd like to change. In fact, I'm now selling off my other Ableton controllers.

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            5.0

            Five Stars is not enough

            By Kalli

            from Chicago

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to learn
            • Easy to setup
            • Full control
            • The Build Feels Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ableton Push - USB Software Controller:

                I'm not a musician. I'm a video artist.
                I use Push for sound ideas and effects for my videos. It's brilliant and easy to learn!
                So i can imagine what musician can juice out of it.

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