Ableton Push 2 Controller incl Ableton Live 11 Suite
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips.
Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspiration comes from. Push gives you the best of everything. It’s a powerful, expressive instrument that gives you hands-on control of an unlimited palette of sounds, without needing to look at a computer.
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 Wave-table 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.
Enabled the Push 2 display process to run on the integrated GPU on dual-GPU hardware on macOS.
Push Device Visualization
Filter curves are now available for Simpler on Push 2.
Added a filter visualization for Auto Filter on Push 2.
Added a visualization to Operator’s Filter bank on Push 2.
Introduced additional icons to the Global bank for Wavetable on Push 2.
Updated Wavetable’s Unison Mode icons on Push 2.
Updated the Push 2 color palette.
Added icons for Wavetable’s Filter Routing and Unison parameters, and updated Oscillator and Filter icons on Push 2.
On Push 2’s display, “On” and “Off” values now appear in title case instead of uppercase.
It is now possible to control Wavetable’s Poly Voices parameter from Push. If Wavetable’s Poly/Mono is set to Poly, Poly Voices will be shown instead of the Glide control.
Improved the look of Operator’s ‘Algorithm’ icons on Push 2.
Improved the way filter curves appear on Push, by drawing an opaque background.
Push Note Layouts
On Push 2, the state of a track (e.g., current Layout in use) can now be saved when saving a default track.
Improved the chord selection for Push 1 and 2’s new Melodic Sequencer + 32 Notes layout: it is no longer required to press the pads at the very same time, and the selected notes will always correspond to the currently held (or most recently released) notes.
If a routing target or channel had unicode characters in its name, the routing behavior might malfunction on Push 2.
The routing position chooser on Push 2 would not indicate the correct position.
Deleting a track in a nested Group Track from Push would not work under certain circumstances.
It was not possible to add a track with Push, if the currently selected track was frozen.
Occasionally, it was not possible to leave note settings or step automation modes on Push 2.
Push Device Visualization
Wavetable’s Pitch parameter would not display as automated on Push. Additionally, it was not possible to step-automate the Semi parameter from Push.
The Push display process would use an unusual high amount of CPU when idling, which could occasionally lead to the laptop fan to kick in as soon as Push 2 initialized.
When switching from Filter 1 to Filter 2 in Wavetable’s Filter bank from Push 2, Filter 1’s filter circuit would still be shown if the highpass filter type was selected.
Previously on Push 2, the LFO Rate in Wavetable’s Modulation Matrix would only appear when the LFO Sync Switch was set to Sync.
Under certain circumstances, a device might erroneously appear disabled on Push 2.
It was previously not possible to reset Wavetable’s Oscillator Transpose parameters to their default value by holding the Delete button and tapping the encoder on Push 2.
Under certain conditions, it was difficult to adjust Simpler’s start/end markers when zoomed in completely on Push 2.
It was not possible to reset Wavetable’s modulation amounts from Push.
It was not possible to delete a device from a track containing an Instrument / Drum Rack, if one of the Rack’s chains was selected from the inline chains in Session View.
Push MIDI Clip Mode
Live would crash when quickly moving a MIDI clip’s Loop Position and Loop Length in Push 2’s Clip Mode.
Note Settings view was exited when switching between Device, Mix and Clip Modes on Push 1 and 2.
When a clip’s loop position was changed from Push, the change was not reflected in Live’s UI.
While in Clip Mode on Push 2, moving a MIDI clip’s loop position or end marker would zoom out completely, when previously zoomed in.
Notes in a track containing a Drum Rack were displayed in the wrong color on Push 2’s display.
Push Note Layouts
The “Accent” button was not available in the 64 Pads layout on Push 1 and 2.
It was not possible to use the pads to set the note length for all notes in a step in the Melodic Sequencer + 32 Notes layout on Push 1 and 2.
It was not possible to delete the notes of a sequencer page in Slicing Mode on Push 1 and 2.
It was not possible to use the Up button in the 1/4 note resolution on Push 2.
Accent’ wasn’t available for the Melodic Sequencer + 32 Notes layout on Push1 and 2.
The sequencer or loop selector pads would erroneously send mono-after touch (or poly pressure) messages.
Live 10 Box
The Live 10 box contains a USB stick containing the Live installer and some select Packs, along with a Quick Start Guide.
There is no printed manual for Live 10, however the .pdf version is still available.
As the boxes are packaged in advance, the installer on the USB isn’t the most recent version therefore it is always recommended to download the latest from your account.
All content on the USB is downloadable from your user account so there is no need to purchase the box as long as you have internet access.