Ableton Push: New Hardware Controller for Live

Ableton’s just announced a dedicated control surface for Live called “Push”. After engineering trusted software for years, they now aim to solve an old problem with a new hardware solution: how to make a song from scratch. DJ TechTools attended a private preview of the new offerings last week in Berlin, where Push was described as “a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live”. Keep reading for a full look at the hardware, including the full video walkthrough from Ableton.

In the new electronic world of chips and bits, where many modern musicians create their art predominantly in a computer, what is their instrument? Here is what Ableton themselves tells us about Push:

Push provides direct, hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds and structure, powered by Ableton Live running on your computer. High-quality, dynamic pads, buttons, encoders and display combined with an innovative workflow allow you to play and compose musical ideas without the need to look at or touch your computer, and more importantly, without interrupting the musical flow.

Ableton Push

Available: Q1 2013
Price: $599 /  €499
Includes: Ableton Live 9 Intro
Compatible with: All versions of live including Intro, Standard, Suite
Power Source: USB
Weight: 6.6 lbs

Features

  • Two assignable foot-switch inputs
  • 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
  • RGB backlighting
  • Designed by Akai Professional
  • 11 touch-sensitive encoders
  • Four line LCD alphanumeric display
  • 12 cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling

Quelle und mehr Info’s hier: www.djtechtools.com

 

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