Ableton Push 2
Watch Abayomi as he makes a piece of music entirely on Ableton Push 2. Learn about Push’s sample editing, drum workflows, and possibilities for melody and harmony.
Capture your music
Play or step sequence all of your musical ideas. Whether playing drums or pitched instruments, Ableton Push 2 adapts to your musical needs, with great feeling pads and controls that keep you in the flow.
Play and tweak samples. Slice beats, play one shots, or mangle samples with warping
Ableton Push 2 gives you a range of ways to play and manipulate your samples. Slice samples across the pads, play single hits, or warp long samples so that they always stay in time with your song.
All of your sounds, at your fingertips
Access all of Live’s devices, your third-party plug-ins, and samples. Use Ableton Push 2 to browse, preview, and load your sounds. Get fast hands-on access to Live’s built-in devices, VST or Audio Units plug-ins, and your sample library.
Tweak instruments, samples, and effects
The color display shows your sample or device parameters, enabling intuitive but powerful sound design from the touch-sensitive encoders.
Create your song
Record everything you play. Create variations and try out new combinations to play with song structure. Ableton Push 2 captures every move you make into musical ideas that you can recombine to create your song.
Mix and refine
Get hands-on with your mix using the encoders and adjust levels, pans, and sends with immediate feedback on the display.
Play and perform
Ableton Push 2 is equally at home in the studio or on stage. Keep your performances in-the-moment by switching between improvising with loops and playing drums, notes, and chords—all from the same expressive grid of pads.
Playable and beautiful
Push is designed and engineered by Ableton to be elegant, inviting, and—most of all—playable.
Finish your song
When you’re ready to get into detailed arranging, editing, and exporting your finished song, switch from Push to your computer to find your music already laid out in Ableton Live—the software that was powering your work the whole time.
Push gives you the best of both worlds for making music: inspiring hardware for hands-on control at the beginning, and full-featured music creation software for fine-tuning the details at the end.
Each update to Live brings new features and improvements to Push. Check out the latest additions:
New in Live 10:
New melodic step sequencing layout
Simultaneously sequence notes and play them in from the same pad layout – the bottom half of the layout allows you to play notes in real time while the top half lets you sequence them.
MIDI note view
Navigate and refine the notes of your pattern in context directly on the Push display. Press and hold a step in your sequence to zoom in and use the on-screen control to adjust velocity, note position and length.
Advanced effect visualization
See Wavetable or Echo in rich detail on Push as you play. When mixing, you’ll see spectrum analysis on EQ Eight, as well as advanced Mid/Side and Left/Right EQ modes. Get real-time audio visualizations from Live’s compressor: see threshold settings and compressor activity, plus set up sidechain routing.