THOSE PADS!

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gnurf
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THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:59 am

I just got a new Push after almost 11 weeks of waiting, and it's definitely not the first generation. For those of you who have the first batch, you know the pads are a little hard, with a rough surface. The new ones are soft, smooth and a joy to use. The responsiveness is also far better than the one I got first. Very happy with this!

About a quarter of the pads still need recalibration from pink to white, but there's probably a prize for whoever can automate that ;)

Fossiel
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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by Fossiel » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:10 am

Sounds cool... Would it be possible to replace the old ones for the early adopters among us?

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by panten » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:12 am

What really? Was this publicly announced? if not why not.. Ableton should win a prize for the least informative company around.

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:19 am

Fossiel wrote:Sounds cool... Would it be possible to replace the old ones for the early adopters among us?
That seems like it would be an expensive operation. I expect they won't :/
panten wrote:What really? Was this publicly announced? if not why not.. Ableton should win a prize for the least informative company around.
Seems like a stealth update. And yeah, they're playing the same John Cage cover all the time :)

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by Fossiel » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:44 am

That seems like it would be an expensive operation. I expect they won't :/
Well at the moment i am happy with my push. If it truly is a huge 'upgrade', then i hope for a possibility to get this as well. Would pay for it.

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:52 am

Yeah, the pads are the best I've tried so far. I don't feel like I'm going to get blisters while using it for a few hours, while the old ones were like rocks.

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by Fossiel » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:06 am

I kinda like the fact that they feel like congos (or whatever kind of hand drumkit). Do yours feel anything like gummybears, or more sturdy?

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:17 am

Not quite gummybears, but we'll see what they do with the next revision :P

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by login » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:17 pm

Since it's only the pads maybe they can be upgraded, there was a video fo a guy opening Push and while it seemed time consuming reaplceing the pads doesnt seemed that hard.

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by H20nly » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:45 pm

^ for maximum absorbancy replace them with these

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by panten » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Just asked Ableton support about the Pads. They have not changed them at all throughout production so it may be your mind playing tricks on you if they 'feel' different.

I don't mind them as they are, but if the next generation Push had very slightly softer pads I'd be happier.

gnurf
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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:25 pm

Maybe there was something more wrong with my original Push then :)

Definitely more responsive than the original, though, which is why I returned it in the first place.

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by Tarekith » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:20 pm

I had one of the very first units, and I just got a brand new one to replace it for warranty issues. No difference at all in my pads.
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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by gnurf » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:13 am

They still feel nicer to me. I'm going to enjoy this hallucination, no matter what the doctor says :)

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Re: THOSE PADS!

Post by Tarekith » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:15 am

No worries, I could have SWORN my new one had brighter lighting for the lettering. Then I compared to a friends older one and it was exactly the same. The mind is a powerful thing :)
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