Ableton Push 2

Controller for Ableton Live

  • Ableton Live version 9.5 or higher
  • 64 Backlit pads
  • 8 Touch-sensitive rotary knobs
  • Clip launch mode for performance and real-time arrangement recording
  • Scales mode
  • Large multi-colour display
  • 17 cm Touch-Strip for pitch bending and scrolling
  • 31 LEDs for navigation
  • 2 Assignable footswitch inputs
  • Front panel made of anodised aluminium
  • Kensington lock
  • USB Port
  • 12 V DC, 1.25 A Power supply connection
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 378 x 303 x 42 mm
  • Weight: 2.71 kg
  • Includes Live Intro and Beat Tools Pack (Toolkit for beat production with over 150 drum kits and instruments, 180 audio loops)
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 492941 (not included)

Further Information

USB Yes
Bluetooth No
5-pole DIN MIDI No
Ethernet No
Fader 0
Rotary Encoders 11
Audio I/O No
Transport Function Yes
Footswitch connection No
Foot Controller Connection Yes
Bus-Powered Yes
Jog No
Joystick No
Additional Features incl. Ableton Live Intro

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Excellent controller for Ableton
Ion Divvy, 08.12.2020
The Push 2 is an excellent controller for the Ableton user. Since it was purpose built for Ableton, integration with the software is practically flawless. I use it for breakcore, acid, and trance production and it adapts exceptionally well to each production context. It is quick and easy to get up and running, but the device has many advanced features if you are willing to put in the time. You can expect to make your first beats within minutes of plugging the device in! Sample slicing, mangling, and sequencing with the controller is a game-changer for me and the high-res display is excellent. Menu navigation is a breeze and very intuitively organised. The pads are touch sensitive and a joy to play. The encoders are smooth and much more accurate than I expected, and they feel good to work with. VST integration is surprisingly straightforward too, requiring minimal setup. Practically everything just works, right out of the box and the community around Ableton and the Push 2 is exceptional!

Note that there are a few caveats. If you are using the Push 2 with another DAW, you will lose quite a bit of functionality. I have used the Push 2 with Renoise, and a useful subset of the basic feature set is preserved, provided you are willing to do some work to configure it. But there are better choices of controller if you are working primarily with another DAW. It is a class-compliant MIDI device, but it's MIDI over USB, so there are some limitations if you want to work directly with other hardware devices. But if you are looking for a hardware interface to Ableton Live it is unmatched!

In summary, it is a very broad and very deep controller, thoughtfully designed to make arrangement and performance intuitive and pleasurable. It is sturdy, well designed, aesthetically pleasing, and a lot of fun to play and if you are accustomed to working without controllers, or with other comparable controllers at this price point, you are in for a treat! The Push 2 has transformed my production workflow entirely and it is now at the center of my home studio. I would recommend it to beginner and advanced Ableton users alike. But if you are looking for a general purpose MIDI controller or your primary DAW is not Ableton, there are better choices at this price point.
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Beautiful Object & Brilliant time saving tool.
J subsekt , 06.11.2019
Missed the workflow of my Akai MPC2500, being able to jam & create the music with my hands. I bought the Push 2 to demo & ended up keeping it.

No brainer purchase. There is genuinely something special about being able to create a groove with your fingertips & being able to interact with patterns on the fly. Staying in that flow, finding a groove & building layers of sound.

Creating this way sounds more organic. Less wooden. More alive. One thing I loved & then missed about the MPC was its midi functionality.. using pads to drum in a melody.. creating stuff that I'd never have done with a keyboard or midi roll in Ableton. Its kinda like 'playing' a step sequencer. Push 2 has that tight, syncopated vibe too. With clip envelopes, you can go to town, sending unlinked, polymeter midi CC out to synths with wild results. Push is fantastic.. replaces a lot of stuff & adds incredible utility & functionality with Max4Live.

Push 2 is the centre of my studio now. Not the PC.

I bought the Decksaver over the Prodector as it was the heaviest, weight-wise. No complaints. Very happy with purchases.

Try it!
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The Push 2 is the best Ableton LIve controller
Heeplv, 11.07.2021
The Push 2 is a very solid hardware, which is seamlessly integrated into Live's workflow. Push is an essential controller, if you are about to reach the top of Ableton Live proficiency and compose electronic music at the highest level. Push is the great controller, it has no distinct downsides.

Push 2 is for you, if:
- You are working within any of EDM, Hip-Hop or alternative music genres.
- You lack in-depth music theory knowledge; Push 2 will help you to compose proper melodies in proper tonal harmonies and keys.
- You like to use hardware controls instead of mouse.
- The composition of drum beats, percussion and FX has valuable role in your creative process.
- You would like to do a live performances of your music (not just DJ-ing your tracks, but play them live). Push is the great controller to do that.

Push 2 is not for you, if:
- You are the keyboardist, and you have the formal musical education. Push will not let your trained fingers to play melodies as you do on piano.
- You use Ableton Live as pure mixing software, for Jazz, Rock, Blues or other bands. The Push 2 is targeted on Producers (these people, who are composing electronic music from scratch, - not mixing engineers) and will be pretty useless for you.

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- If you use only Arrangement view of Ableton, several features of Push will not be entirely clear for you. Please, learn and try Session view too to understand why.
- The stock cable is USB-A, so, you will need some dongle or another cable to fit your USB-C ports. Actually, I would like to suggest Ableton to include the proper USB-C cable into the box. Thomann, as well could suggest this cable as an accessory for Push 2, since all new Macbooks and even PC-laptops are relying on USB-C connectors.
- The controller is partially bus-powered. It will work under USB-power only, but pads, controls and screen will have reduced brightness. So, always consider extra power socket for Push 2.
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A must-have for any music creator using Live10*
souLspark.music, 04.06.2021
Im using Push in my home studio.

Depending on your creative process, I definitely recommend this product for artists that also do live performances. For production purposes only .. i strongly encourage anyone to give the launchpad pro a try as well.

Pros :
sturdy piece of equipment
perfect remote control for live10 especially when you create in session view.

Cons:
I've noticed somehow the same problem at my launchpad x... the pads velocities feel like it is not equal for every pad..which is a bit disappointing.

Overall: i didn't expect it to have those pad sensitivity issues...and im sorry to say : you ll get used to it, because it costs a lot.

Again, buying one just adds up to why are u using it for ?
if you do a lot of live gigs .. you defo need one.... if you re in it for the sampling , production and the chopps, try launchpad pro.

hope it helps you !
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