Ableton Push 64-Pads Software Controller Push is a new instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. With hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips - and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop. Play and sequence beats. 64 pads give you multiple ways to make beats. Play, step sequence, and navigate your loop - all at the same time.
Play beats live with velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional, and adjust sounds and kits while you play with eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. Hold a pad to repeat notes in time with your track while adjusting swing or the repeat divisions in real time.
Step sequence beats directly using the pads for precise control. Select any step and tweak timing and velocity individually for each cell. See velocity and accents for each step shown on the Push’s pads.
Select which bar of your loop you want to sequence or adjust the length of the loop.
A new way to play notes and chords.
Move between keys at the touch of a button. Explore new harmonies and phrases across 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. When playing instruments, Push’s pads “fold” a keyboard’s worth of notes to its 64 pads. Different pad colors show the key center, other notes that are in the key, and any notes you’ve already recorded. Push’s condensed pad layout means large intervals can be reached easily.
The symmetrical pad grid means melody and chord patterns can be played using the same fingerings in every key, and key changes happen at the touch of a button.
Select a scale and the pads light to show you the notes in that scale. Other notes are unlit - or can be hidden altogether for purely diatonic playing.
Push's velocity and pressure-sensitive pads mean you can play with expression and dynamics. Push’s touch slider allows for expressive pitch bending: slide your finger for smooth pitch changes or touch anywhere for immediate shifts.
Packed with sounds.
Make music with a studio full of instruments and effects. Control them all with Push.
Push uses the power of Ableton Live running on your computer. Live provides Push with a comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. All of your sounds are ready to be played, tweaked, and personalized. Fine-tune parameters in your instruments and effects using Push’s touch-sensitive encoders and see everything from Push’s display.
Improvise and play with song structure.
Capture all of your musical ideas. Duplicate and create variations. Trigger, re-arrange, and create new combinations.
Capture everything you play with Push’s unique recording workflow. Overdub new notes or create variations of phrases, moving quickly between your song materials with just a few buttons. After you’ve created ideas, switch to another mode to try them out in various combinations.
When you’re ready to get into arranging, detailed 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.
Designed by Ableton. Engineered by Akai Professional.
Push combines Ableton’s vision for music making with Akai Professional’s years of experience making instruments. Push has 64 velocity and pressure sensitive RGB (multicolored) pads. The pad layout adapts to match the track you have selected. A touch strip with 24 LEDs for pitch bend or navigating through a drum rack. 11 touch sensitive endless encoders. A four line LCD display that adapts to show the important parameters you’re working on. USB, foot-switches and additional power.
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|Features||Fully integrated for absolute control of Ableton 9 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads Create beats, step sequence, and navigate your loop all at the same time Play on velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional Unique approach to playing notes and chords 11 Touch-sensitive encoders Thin, compact size for easy transport next to your laptop Repurpose pads into a clip-launching grid for ultimate live performances|
|Specs||Push controller Universal Power Supply: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz with interchangeable heads for North/Central America & Japan, Europe and UK (Type A, C, G). USB cable Quick Start Guide Dimensions: Width: 370mm (14.57 inches) Depth: 293mm (11.54 inches) Height (body): 26mm (1.02 inches) Height (body + encoders): 46mm (1.81 inches) Weight: 6.6lb. (2990g) Power: The Push controller gets power from the USB port. If you would like to increase the brightness of the display and LEDs, use the included power supply. Connections: USB port Power adapter input Two assignable footswitch inputs Pads: 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads RGB backlighting: Designed by Akai Professional Encoders: 11 touch-sensitive encoders Display: Four line LCD alphanumeric display Touchstrip: 12 cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling 24 LEDs for navigation|