Learn Ableton Live: music production tips and tutorials

9. Using Ableton Push 2

You can make music with nothing more than Live and a laptop, but if you want a richer and more hands-on experience, Ableton’s Push 2 controller can give it to you.

Designed to integrate perfectly with Live, this enables you to play your DAW as if it were an instrument. Here are just some of the things that you can do.

10 of the best things about Push 2
Get to grips with Push 2's features and functions and learn a few creative tips along the way… 

How to perform MPC-style sampling tricks with Push 2
Mix up modern MPC-style techniques to jam out inspiring rhythmic chops and cuts on the fly.

Learn how to sample using Ableton Push 2
See the controller being put through its paces


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