How to use the Push 2 with Ableton Live 9

Tomas George, Music Production Instructor

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19 Videos (1h 27m)
    • An Overview

    • The Setup

    • Loading a Drum Rack

    • Push vs Push 2

    • Using a Step Sequencer for The Drum Rack

    • Step Sequencer, Overdubbing and Quantising

    • Note Repeat

    • Recording Automation and Step Automation

    • Set Up a Melodic Instrument

    • Recording a Melodic Instrument

    • Mixer

    • Simpler Intro

    • Simpler 2

    • Simpler 3

    • Send Effects

    • Resampling

    • Audio to Simpler

    • Clips and Arrangment

    • Recording to the Arrangment


About This Class

Push 2 is the latest MIDI controller from Ableton, there's loads of improvements from Push 1 and during these videos I'm going to go over some of the features and functions of the Push 2. 

This class is for anyone who has a Push 2 or is considering purchasing a Push 2 for Ableton Live.

Push 2 can only be used with Ableton 9.5 or above.

I think the Push is a great way to actually compose and arrangement Ableton. 

I also believe that Push adds a great elements to performance if you're using Ableton for live performance because it does look a lot more interesting triggering samples and composing and recording on the Push rather than just being stuck behind your laptop.

So with the Ableton Push you can use it as a melodic device, so you can use different scales to actually write and record music. We can actually play our drums live or through a step sequencer. There's also a melodic step sequencer, we can access the functions of the mixer on Ableton Live through the Push, we can also add on automation or record automation. So basically all the aspects of Ableton Live we can control through Push. 





Tomas George

Music Production Instructor

Hi Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Sound Engineer and composer I've been producing and writing music now for over ten years. 

I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) in Music Composition.

I really enjoy creating and editing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.

My biggest course is 'The Complete Logic Pro X Guide: Go from Beginner to Advanced', where I take producers and musicians through Logic Pro X and show them on screen with me how to use this piece of software and create and record your own music. 

I'm also releasing my Complete Ableton Live 9 series which will show you the ins and outs of Ableton Live 9 and how to use it to create your own music.