The new Ableton controller for Live, Push, looks stunning. But on the other hand a bit daunting. We came across this video by Pointblank and it gives you a good view on how this controller can and will be used. Instructor Ski Oakenfull takes you through a basic routine by creating a Live project on the go.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have had Push for a few days now, and have been absolutely loving it. I was initially surprised by how heavy it was, but this makes it feel reassuringly solid and professional. I imagine it will mostly reside in my studio rather than travelling around in my rucksack!
The overriding purpose of Ableton’s controller is to drag the user away from the computer screen, to make the composition process even more organic and fun than it already is with Live. So for this video I wanted to test it out by taking a track I originally produced in Logic, and replaying the parts using the Push controller. I chose a track entitled ‘Illuminations’ that came out a few years ago on my label Primaudial Records.”
Ski Oakenfull demonstrates the usability of Ableton’s Push. Intro – [0:36]. Adding the different elements – [0:58]. Recording the parts – [3:09]. Download Ski’s Ableton project here: http://ow.ly/iRSB0