Ableton Push 2 is an advanced pad controller designed and engineered by Ableton for a complete music-making experience that is intuitive, expressive and seamlessly integrated with the Live software, such as Ableton Live Lite and Live 11 Suite. Push 2 combines with Live to make beats, play notes and chords, work with samples and develop song structure, all with freedom from a computer screen. The product comes with Ableton Live Intro, which contains a range of features from the full version of Ableton Live, including 16 audio and MIDI tracks, 8 scenes, 2 send and return tracks, and 4 mono audio input and output channels, as well as 4 software instruments and a range of audio and MIDI effects for processing and mixing sounds.
Push 2 puts even more elements of song creation and performance at your fingertips, allowing you to play and program beats, melodies, and harmonies, use new sampling workflows to slice samples across the pads, play single hits, or play back timestretched samples, and quickly browse, preview, and load anything from your library of sounds and instruments. With Push’s new smoother, more responsive pads and a multicolour display that adapts to show exactly what you need, Push is opening up new levels of playability for modern musicians.
Push 2 is equally at home in the studio or on stage, with improved playability that allows you to switch between improvising with loops and playing drums, notes, and chords – all from the same playing surface. The multicolour display shows exactly what’s needed to keep you in the creative flow without adding any distraction, and Push’s new pads feel softer, smoother, and more responsive so you can create expressive beats and melodies easily.
Push 2 lets you browse, preview, and load your own sounds to produce beats or access Live’s vast library of drums. Play beats live with the 64 velocity-sensitive pads and adjust sounds and kits while you play, using the 8 touch-sensitive endless encoders. The 16 pad mode allows you to play in real time and simultaneously step sequence beats and adjust loop length. You can also tweak timing, velocity, and parameter values individually for each pad.
The pads on Push 2 promote a fresh approach to music-making, harmony, and melody, and are ideal for those looking for a new, intuitive way to make music. With the touch of a button, select a key and scale and start playing. Push 2’s touch slider can be used to add pitch bend or modulations. You can step sequence notes and chords on Push 2 easily, and even step sequence automation: record a parameter’s value for each step to create rhythmic, quantized parameter changes that are locked to specific notes in your loop.
Push 2 has 3 separate workflows that offer fast and flexible ways to work with samples. Rearrange loops on the fly or create drum kits from recorded grooves by instantly chopping up long samples and playing each slice on a different pad through the Slicing mode. Classic mode lets you turn melodic samples into playable pitched instruments, and you can use the encoders to define start and end points as well as attack, decay, sustain and release for each. In One Shot mode, samples play back monophonically and all the way through, no matter how long you hold the pad which is ideal for playing drums. You can also transpose a playing sample without re-triggering it, allowing you to transform melodic phrases into whole new melodies.
Push 2 offers seamless integration with Ableton Live, allowing you to launch clips and scenes, tweak device parameters, and control mixer levels and sends on Push, and Live can capture every movement. When you’re ready, switch from Push to your computer to find your music already laid out in Live and ready