If you’ve been following things around here lately, you’ll already know about the Push instrument and its unique interface for playing melodies & beats and triggering clips. If you’re using hardware instruments, Push can also be a complementary performance and controller interface. Play scales according to Push’s scale mode, tap out drums on Push’s velocity-sensitive pads or go in deeper to tweak parameters straight from Push’s touch-sensitive knobs.
One person doing just this is London-based producer Dauwd. Ableton caught up with him to talk about his first experiences with Push in his studio setup.
Playing Hardware Synths with Push
So Dauwd is able to make use of Push’s creation workflow and control his favourite vintage synths. Interested to try it out yourself? Ableton product specialist Jesse Abayomi put together this video (below). Here he demonstrates calling up presets, polyphony, after-touch and some other functions that Push can perform with a variety of synths