Ableton Push 2 with Ableton Live 9 Suite Education (Boxed)
Push 2 Includes:
- Push hardware
- Universal Power Supply
- 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz with interchangeable heads for North/Central America & Japan (Type A), China (Type A & I), Europe (Type C), UK (Type G), Australia & New Zealand (Type I)
- USB cable 1.40m (55.12 inches)
- Quick Start Guide + Download version of Live 9 Intro
- Standard or Suite (depending on which edition you choose to purchase)
- Width: 378mm (14.88 inches)
- Depth: 304mm (11.96 inches)
- Height (body): 26mm (1.02 inches), (body + encoders): 42mm (1.65 inches)
- Weight: 2990g (6.6 pounds)
- The upper shell is a thick but lightweight plate of anodized aluminum.
- Soft silicone pads, carefully calibrated to respond perfectly at any velocity RGB backlighting.
- The control buttons gently click and are lit with white or multi-colored LEDs to indicate a variety of states.
- The high-resolution RGB display is bright and clear at any viewing angle and under any lighting
- 17cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling
This superb package includes the Ableton Push 2 Controller with Ableton Live 9 Suite Edition Education Software.
Please note: To qualify for this reduced price on Ableton Live 9 Suite you must be a student, school or a member of an education establishment. Proof will be required upon registration and we cannot accept returns on the basis of ineligibility.
Ableton Push 2 Controller
From the makers of the best selling Push comes the new Push 2 from Ableton. The Push 2 can be used at either home in the studio or on stage and it gives you the best of both worlds for creating music: excellent hardware for hands on control and then software where you can fine tune your creation at the end.
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.
Capture your Music
Play or step sequence all of your musical ideas. Whether playing drums or pitched instruments, Push adapts to your musical needs, with great feeling pads and controls that keep you in the flow.
All of your sounds, at your fingertips
Access all of Live's devices, your third-party plug-ins, and samples. Use Push to browse, preview, and load your sounds. Get fast hands-on access to Live's built-in devices, VST or Audio Units plug-ins, and your sample library.
Tweak instruments, samples and effects
The colour display shows your sample or device parameters, enabling intuitive but powerful sound design from the touch-sensitive encoders.
Create your song
Record everything you play. Create variations and try out new combinations to play with song structure. Push captures every move you make into musical ideas that you can recombine to create your song.
Mix and Refine
Get hands-on with your mix using the encoders and adjust levels, pans, and sends with immediate feedback on the display.
Play and Perform
Push 2 is equally at home in the studio or on stage. Keep your performances in-the-moment by switching between improvising with loops and playing drums, notes, and chords-all from the same expressive grid of pads.
Finish your Song
When you're ready to get into detailed arranging, 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.
Browse, preview and load your own samples, access Live's vast library of drums, or explore the Beat Tools Pack - a toolkit of sounds for beatmaking that comes with Push. Then play beats live with the 64 velocity-sensitive pads and adjust sounds and kits while you play, using eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. Or switch to a 16-pad mode that allows you to play in real time, step sequence beats, and adjust the length of your loop, all at the same time.
You can also tweak timing, velocity, and parameter values individually for each pad. And the free Live 9.7 update has brought the 16 Velocities drum layout, an alternative way of making dynamic beats, with 16 set velocity levels for playing or programming patterns.
Work with Samples
Three separate workflows offer fast and flexible ways to get creative with your samples. Classic mode lets you turn melodic samples into playable pitched instruments. In One Shot mode, samples playback monophonically and all the way through, no matter how long you hold the pad - perfect for playing drums. You can also transpose a playing sample without retriggering it, allowing you to transform musical phrases into whole new melodies.
Slicing mode is designed for chopping up longer samples. With the Live 9.7 update you can now slice by beat division and region, or manually set slices, and instantly play each slice on a different pad. It's perfect for rearranging loops on the fly or for creating drum kits from recorded grooves. Plus you can now select and record audio and MIDI ins and outs directly from Push, so you can sample your external gear and more, without disrupting your flow.
Ableton Live Suite 9 Education
Ableton Suite 9 is a powerful DAW and music sequencer for MAC and PC with innovative real-time features, and incredible editing capabilities plus a huge library of sounds and instuments.
Ableton Live is one of the stalwarts of music production software, and Suite 9 brings with it many new features and workflow enhancements. New features include Session View clip automation, a new comprehensive browser to find sounds faster, lots of new sounds with preset macro controls, and better effects including the new Glue compressor and EQ Eight. Significantly, a new pitch-to-MIDI engine also allows the extraction of MIDI data from harmonic, rhythmic and drum parts, while Max for Live programming environment is also now included with it's unique instruments, effects and tools.
Suite 9 offers a variety of ways to manipulate your music - conventional "multi-track tape-recorder" type recording, where tracks are recorded in a linear fashion and the song runs sequentially through the track, and another more "on-the-fly" method of playback where clips are triggered, automatically timed, and looped over a number of bars. This clip-triggering method is great for live performance as well as studio production, allowing during-gig tweaks to your music, or even recording loops on the fly. There are a number of dedicated hardware controllers designed to control Ableton Suite 9 in this way, including the Ableton Push, AKAI APC products and Novation Launchpad, making Ableton Live a great tactile musical production environment.
Included with Ableton Suite 9 is a huge selection of sounds, effects and virtual instruments. This can be expanded further with additional third party plugins and sounds, all of which can be manipulated via MIDI or by keyboard input with easy-to-assign controller mapping - simply set the global "learn" mode and make assignments instantly. Full automation and controller assignment over virtually every parameter in Live 9 give complete freedom to create interesting and polished results, now made even easier by the new clip automation feature.
Max for Live - now in Suite: The Suite edition of Live 9 comes with Max for Live and its many unique instruments, effects and tools. Max for Live itself includes 24 new devices such as a convolution reverb, new drum synthesizer instruments, MIDI echo as well as reworked versions of classics such as Step Sequencer and Buffer Shuffler 2.
With a great workflow, and incredibly flexible methods of working, Ableton Suite 9 remains one of the best DAW/Music Production solutions on the market.