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New Ableton Push 2

The new Ableton Push 2 made an entry late last year. From a distance, it would seem that the same rectangular network with some color screens. Be that as it may, using it as an individual is a completely different ordeal. 

Ableton has kept the same fundamental design and frame element of the first, yet some way or another improved each and every point of interest. From equipment refinement to programming coordination and usefulness, everything feels like 2.0. The weight and size are generally the same, yet every surface feels more point by point and exact – and that is stating a great deal, as the first Push was at that point sensibly amazing. The new Push basically feels a class over some other hardware in the business right now. . 

This isn't simply subjective; it's quantitatively diverse. Buttons are lower profile – by a great deal; they develop just marginally from the faceplate. Resistances at every edge are more tightly. The unit itself is more thinner. The weird space on the first Push, made for a spread that never shipped, is gone. 

The surface completion is distinctive, too, and appears to be free of the scratching and peeling issues. The times of strange dusty-dim or pink LEDs remaining in for "white" are gone, as well – white looks white, and hues look energetic without being blinding or ostentatious. Essentially, it's additionally simple to peruse the light-up content on the catches. Those still carefully blur to dark and vanish when capacities aren't dynamic. Yet, now when they do light up, content looks fresh – verging on like taking a gander at a presentation.  

The presentation is perfect. Sharp graphics illustrate a few ideas (like filters. It isn't a touchscreen, however for this era of equipment in the business in general, that appears to make sense. With the new shows and this shading and light, obviously, USB bus power doesn't exactly cut it any more. You should plug this in to use it. 

 

 

The Push 2 also lacks hardware MIDI ports, as found on Novation’s Launchpad Pro. On the other hand, Push doesn’t work standalone, so that omission is a minor one. You do get foot pedal jacks, as before.

The new Push is still a class-compliant MIDI device, so that bi-directional communication is handled via standard MIDI messages – just MIDI over USB only. If you want connections to MIDI hardware, you’ll need the Push to be connected to a computer (or other USB host) and a separate MIDI interface.

Combined with software enhancements in Live 9.5 (particularly integration with the new Simpler), Push 2 promises three major areas of innovation.

1. It’s more fun to play.

2. It makes sampling an integrated workflow.

3. It promises to give you more time working with the hardware, less time going back to your computer screen and mouse.

 

In addition to the release of ableton push 2  is the ableton live 9.2

let’s review what 9.2 adds..

 

•Better latency compensation. Lower latency for plug-ins and Max for Live, plus latency-compensated automation.

•Warping sounds and works better. Downbeat detection is better (phew!) and you can Warp Selection for the first time. Also, warping is more precise and punchier (in the better-sounding Complex and Complex Pro modes).

•There’s a tuner. Hardly earth-shaking, but good that’s finally standard – whether you’re using a guitar or synth.

•Max 7. The latest-and-greatest Max is now baked into Live – and that’s a great thing, given  (a lot of it waiting on this very Ableton update).

•Push is better at aftertouch. Push harder. Aftertouch implementation itself is improved, and it’s supported in more factory sound patches, too.

•Push touch strip does mod. You can now add modulation with the Push touch strip – maybe even more useful than pitch bend (already supported).

•Push has a 64-pad layout. Whereas previously triggering samples and such split the Push layout into a separate step sequencer and pads, now you can use all 64 pads if you choose.

 

take a little look:

 

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