Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by cambria1295 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:34 am

cambria1295 wrote:Why haven't you put a fader on this device. If this had a fader it will but the cherry on top on the ice cream per say.
Please add one before the release. We would all appreciate it
Thanks!
too be more precise a cross fader so I can use this in traktor

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by Per Boysen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:57 am

cambria1295 wrote:a cross fader
There is a ribbon (touch slider) on the Push that can be used for crossfading. For a lot of the work I do five continuous faders are required. I'm interested in the Push anyway and plan to use it together with a little Faderfox box for continuous sliding of parameters. What attracts me in Push is the logic in the notes layout of the button-board, for me it allows a more efficient playing than a piano style keyboard (reaching wider intervals with each hand, opening up for poly rhythmic "finger drumming").
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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by artpunk » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 pm

cambria1295 wrote:
artpunk wrote:I am hoping that when Push is finally released, those of us who have already invested money into the Ableton software will be able to purchase the hardware at a reasonable price. We don't need any version of the Live software factored into the costing, so hopefully that will be taken into account by Ableton.
The price is listen on the website. With the controller its 600 or 700 i forget the price
Yes, you are correct of course. It's strange, the problem I was having was I was checking that page whilst logged into my account & for some reason the hardware alone was 'not available' to me, but the upgrade to Live 9 Standard/Suite was - even though I own Live 8 Suite with automatic upgrade to 9 when it comes out so why I would want that 'upgrade path' is a mystery to me.
Only after logging out did I see the push hardware being available at US $599.
I have never been able to understand the weird way Ableton's pricing pathways work.

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by yur2die4 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:59 pm

Will Push have a hidden easter egg Chess Battle mode?

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by techtom » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:16 pm

Hey,

I'm really interested in using Push for both ableton and other software such as Traktor.

Will there be a 'controller editor' application made available to edit the midi parameters of each control much like the Maschine? This would be useful to change the behaviour of buttons to act as gate/toggle or encoders to work as relative(endless)/absolute(1-127), utilise banks (it would seem a waste to have encoders that could not bank) and also change midi notes or cc values? A labelling utility for the encoders where the user could name the function the encoders perform would be a god send!

Like Maschine will the midi user mode be able to control other software without affecting your ableton session?

Lastly can a midi diagram of notes and cc's needed for each colour and button be supplied?

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by yur2die4 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:15 am

Yeah, I'm curious about what he stated.

I understand that the APC and Launchpad (both Ableton branded) both do not have very flexible midi remapping of the controllers themselves. Will the Push be in the same predicament? Is it a secret? Damn I love secrets! :)

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by Eventful » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:55 am

Questions.


Can two Push (What is the plural of Push?) be used in the same instance of live at the same time, while controlling/doing different things?
You have an "add effect" button, but is there a way to delete effects?
Can I create and record audio clips via push, in conjunction with my audio interface? (Wicked sampling into the fixed note record, anyone?)
Is there a such thing as a "Live-Vst" that I can load in my other DAW to use push (similar to Maschine?)

"Is it possible to control drum racks w/ push's note mode, so we can access up to 64 samples on one full grid?" +1. This would make Push stand head and shoulders above any competition.



yur2die4 wrote:Will Push have a hidden easter egg Chess Battle mode?

If not, then I will be sure to use my Push as a chess board and post pictures. ?
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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by thylor » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:07 pm

artpunk wrote:
cambria1295 wrote:
artpunk wrote:I am hoping that when Push is finally released, those of us who have already invested money into the Ableton software will be able to purchase the hardware at a reasonable price. We don't need any version of the Live software factored into the costing, so hopefully that will be taken into account by Ableton.
The price is listen on the website. With the controller its 600 or 700 i forget the price
Yes, you are correct of course. It's strange, the problem I was having was I was checking that page whilst logged into my account & for some reason the hardware alone was 'not available' to me, but the upgrade to Live 9 Standard/Suite was - even though I own Live 8 Suite with automatic upgrade to 9 when it comes out so why I would want that 'upgrade path' is a mystery to me.
Only after logging out did I see the push hardware being available at US $599.
I have never been able to understand the weird way Ableton's pricing pathways work.
i hope there will be a choice for exactly that case (ie you already own live 9 suite).

if not, you may have to logout, order push + live intro, and maybe sell it (or give it to a friend ;) ). at this moment, it will be less expensive than all other choces for live 8 suite incl live 9 upgrade owners...

any clarification would be very nice ;)

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by doghouse » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:46 pm

Xmas Eve Update: In the USA, both Guitar Center and Musician's Friend now have Push listed online at $599, arrival 2/10 to 2/17.

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by BlackLotusLuke » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:16 am

will the push be able to slice audio to midi, and assign warp markers on audio? therefore allowing one to chop samples without a mouse?

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by flowdesigner » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:10 pm

will it be possible to access .als files in the browser?
I have many instrument combinations set up as .als that I drag into session

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by blakjesus » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:38 am

Will it be possible to use the touch strip for parameters besides pitch bend and moving through a drum rack?

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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by Eventful » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:59 pm

blakjesus wrote:Will it be possible to use the touch strip for parameters besides pitch bend and moving through a drum rack?
Pitch bend is a MIDI assignable control, so I'd assume as much.
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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by deepliferecords » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:24 pm

will all of push's capabilities be exposed in detail so that users can reprogram the hardware with max for live?

i have the launchpad and apc40, but it is very difficult to determine exactly what is needed in order to send commands to and from these devices.

for example, the documentation for the launchpad is very sparse, and there is little information about it on cycling74's or ableton's site.

i am eagerly awaiting information about how to exactly program push using max for live, with complete documentation (manual).

please give the community reassurance that this will be possible prior to purchase.

thanks for any help you can give.

for example, look how complicated it is just to light up an LED on the launchpad when a button is pressed on the user2 area. this would be the first step to catching and firing events on a general controller. granted, there are some extraneous elements with this, but again, i am just a beginner.
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i hope to dive into push programming once it is released, but do not want to be stuck with something that is not open enough to program completely.

the intent is to send osc out of push/live to touchdesigner for the video, and of course, live for the audio.
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Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Post by flowdesigner » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm

when creating drumracks containing m4l samplers, do I need to write a loadmess into the buffer objects with a reference location to the audiofiles, or can I make patches with dropfile and use push browser to find the audiofiles I want to use with the patch?

If that does not work would maybe a push compatible dropfile or similar object be a good idea, so you can use push to load samples into m4l
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