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gdgross
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new push 2 user

Post by gdgross » Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:34 pm

Hi all - I'd been doing a bit of live looping with a novation launchkeys mini, and last week I picked up a used push 2 (for $475!! amazing deal)

I gotta say, the fixed length feature is a straight up game changer. That alone would have been worth the price of admission for me, and I can't believe such a feature doesn't exist outside of the push paradigm! I'm very excited to get to know this hardware, and can see myself really coming to love it.

If you all will indulge me, I have a few questions:

1. I have a hard time seeing myself using the pads instead of an actual keyboard, so I'm keeping the launchkeys around for now. I'll be using the push pads instead of the launchkey pads though, so I might in the future opt for a keyboard with either full sized keys, or perhaps 32 keys instead of 25 - any suggestions that ya'll use? The midi channel capability of the launchkeys is a bit limited and has frustrated me in the past, although the new workflow with push might just make that irrelevant.

2. Any creative mounting solutions for a push + small keyboard? Previously I had the launchkeys on a little laptop mic stand attachment mounted on a hefty straight mic stand, and that's now been replaced by the push, which *barely* fits on the laptop stand, but it works pretty well actually. Ideally, I'd like to have the launchkeys/other keyboard situated above and to the rear of the push, sort of like a second keyboard in multi keyboard stage rigs. The coolest solution that sprung to mind was welding a mini keyboard holder to the laptop stand I'm already using to hold the push, but i don't weld, and I don't think I want to spend a ton of money hiring it out, so other ideas are welcome. I definitely won't be using this on a desktop as it was intended!

3. What are some of the best resources for learning the push? I know of Ableton's tutorials on their website, and have watched a few. A bit from Ian Priven on YT as well. Are there any do-not-miss resources I should check out?

Thanks so much!
Geoff

gdgross
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Re: new push 2 user

Post by gdgross » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:02 pm

Well, I made my own keyboard mounting system.

used this: http://www.ultimatesupport.com/js-lpt100.html
this: https://on-stage.com/products/view/10771
my dremel tool, and some screws and nuts, to make this:

Imagepush 1 by gdgross2001, on Flickr

Works pretty well, I'm standing while performing and the angles seem about right to see everything. I have it mounted on a very heavy duty straight mic stand. I don't think a normal duty stand would handle it; even this one wobbles a touch when finger drumming.

antic604
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Re: new push 2 user

Post by antic604 » Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:21 pm

gdgross wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:34 pm
3. What are some of the best resources for learning the push? I know of Ableton's tutorials on their website, and have watched a few. A bit from Ian Priven on YT as well. Are there any do-not-miss resources I should check out?
This guy has a lot of good videos + a full course (on sale for 5 more days):

https://www.youtube.com/c/AndriSoren/videos

https://wrkshp.thinkific.com/collections

gdgross
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Re: new push 2 user

Post by gdgross » Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:01 pm

Thanks antic! I'll check him out

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