Push 2 from Ableton is a completely redesigned USB hardware controller for use with the company's Live 9.5 software. When hooked up to a computer running the software, Push 2 becomes in effect a recording workstation, beat-creation tool and virtual instrument. With control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, the Ableton Push 2 Controller puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips.
The Ableton Push 2 Controller is a completely redesigned USB hardware controller for use with the company's Live 9.5 software. When hooked up to a computer running the software, Push 2 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 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 Ableton Push 2 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 2 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.
|Pads||64x Velocity- and pressure-sensitive, RGB backlighting|
|Rotary Controls||11x Rotary encoders|
|Touchstrip||6.7" / 17.0 cm|
|LED||31x LED for navigation|
|Display||High-resolution RGB 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 (low power mode when power supply is not connected)
External universal power supply, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (included)
Power Requirements: 12 VDC 1.25 A
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Windows 7, Windows 8
Multicore processor 3 GB of free disk space for basic installation
6 GB for Live 9 Intro
4 GB RAM
1024 x 768 display
DVD or broadband internet connection for installation
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||14.9 x 12.0 x 1.7" / 378.0 x 304.0 x 42.0 mm|
|Weight||6.0 lb / 2.7 kg|
|Package Weight||9.05 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||18.3 x 14.4 x 4.6"|