Big surprise when Ableton recently announced a hardware controller, Push, alongside the announcement of the Live 9 update. The hardware Live controller has been developed together with Akai Pro, who already had the technologic expertise, of course, because of their APC-40 and 20 controllers for Live.
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Ableton Push is specially designed for making beats, with step sequencing and pad modes that work side by side. Below, Ableton Product Specialist Dennis DeSantis demonstrates how to make a natural-sounding, nuanced beat using Push.