Push 2 coming soon?

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:01 am

BoddAH wrote:I guess I'll get over it. Push 2 seems to compe with many smaller improvements and new features in addition to the obvious ones. And the firmware will probably also be updated over time and add who knows what awesome new features. The RGB screen certainly leaves room for that.

I have full faith in Ableton to master the software side. The only thing that slightly worries me now is the build quality. Akai were a pretty reputable manufacturer and I hope they know what they're doing with Push 2. It would be a shame if Push 2 was better than Push 1 on paper but lacking in build quality compared with the impressive design of Push 1.

It definitely needs to be better in every way. :)
You will have no regrets there, Push 2 is MUCH better feeling than Push 1 IMVHO, and that's saying something given how nice Push 1 was. The pads alone are a major upgrade, then you add in better buttons, brighter labels, consistant colors and pad sensitivity, an aluminum top plate, etc.

Oh yeah, and the USB cable has an Ableton logo on it now too, which makes it easily worth the higher price.

j/k

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by BoddAH » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:19 am

Tarekith wrote:
BoddAH wrote:I guess I'll get over it. Push 2 seems to compe with many smaller improvements and new features in addition to the obvious ones. And the firmware will probably also be updated over time and add who knows what awesome new features. The RGB screen certainly leaves room for that.

I have full faith in Ableton to master the software side. The only thing that slightly worries me now is the build quality. Akai were a pretty reputable manufacturer and I hope they know what they're doing with Push 2. It would be a shame if Push 2 was better than Push 1 on paper but lacking in build quality compared with the impressive design of Push 1.

It definitely needs to be better in every way. :)
You will have no regrets there, Push 2 is MUCH better feeling than Push 1 IMVHO, and that's saying something given how nice Push 1 was.
That's saying something indeed. I'm sure whatever Ableton would have come up with wouldn't have been shoddy in objective terms but Push 1 placed the bar pretty high.

In any case that's really good to hear. :D

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by estolad » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:06 pm

Is there a screenshot or video how the Push 2 display looks without a powercord connected? I read it's pretty dim, but is it in any way readable?

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by tedlogan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:25 pm

Anyone know if the touch strip can be used as a modwheel as well?

This one thing will make me buy or not buy it today .

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by BoddAH » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:29 pm

I haven't tested it myself but it would be beyond stupid from Ableton to backpedal on a long requested feature like this.

Push 2 does have the same modulation strip and the same select and shift button. I don't see why it wouldn't.

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by tedlogan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:48 pm

BoddAH wrote:I haven't tested it myself but it would be beyond stupid from Ableton to backpedal on a long requested feature like this.

Push 2 does have the same modulation strip and the same select and shift button. I don't see why it wouldn't.
It would be mental wouldn't it?

But you never know...

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:01 pm

Yes, pressing Select+Strip still turns it into a modwheel.

Here's a before and after of Push 2 with the PSU and without:

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by tedlogan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:04 pm

Thanks Tarekith. Damn, now I gotta fork out.

:)

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by BoddAH » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:05 pm

Does the color of the root note and the parameter "interface" change color to reflect the color of the clip you're working on? 8O

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by spagbol » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:05 pm

Ha, just do it. You know its best for you.
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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by bencodec » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:24 pm

BoddAH wrote:Does the color of the root note and the parameter "interface" change color to reflect the color of the clip you're working on? 8O
Yup!
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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by BoddAH » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:28 pm

bencodec wrote:
BoddAH wrote:Does the color of the root note and the parameter "interface" change color to reflect the color of the clip you're working on? 8O
Yup!
This is so cool. :oops:

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:31 pm

It is a much more colorful experience for sure.

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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by v00d00ppl » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:34 pm

Tarekith wrote:It is a much more colorful experience for sure.
Tarekith how much bigger are the pads compared to V1? Are they also slightly thicker?
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Re: Push 2 coming soon?

Post by Gylen » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:37 pm

Tarekith wrote:Yes, pressing Select+Strip still turns it into a modwheel.

Here's a before and after of Push 2 with the PSU and without:

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Would you say that was legible? I can't read the screen from here but appreciate that it's a photo in low light etc...

I'm a bit torn on this. I've only had my Push since June (the special offer price tempted me finally) and I love it but it feels too soon to replace. That and I'm concerned about the no power readability as my favoured option is lying on the couch with the Push and my laptop on the table. NEEDING to use a power supply would spoil that.

Also, I wonder if the 30% rebate will be ongoing or if it's a short term offer...

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