Intro to Ableton Push
Ableton Push is a purpose-build pad controller and control surface for Ableton Live. It features 64 x multicolor backlit velocity/pressure-sensitive pads, LCD display, modulation touch strip, and other dedicated controls for controlling Ableton Live.
I used Push heavily in the studio context to create my most recent album and I also am using it as my primary controller for my 2014 live shows. In this intro talk, I'll be giving an overview of Ableton Push including covering overall function, drum mode, notes mode, sequencing, recording, controlling session view, user mode, controlling devices parameters, using third party plugins and more. I'll do a brief performance with the Push as well so you can wrap your head around how you might use this in the live context.
Bring Your Push, Laptop, Headphones
If you own a Push and would be willing to bring it along with your laptop and a set of headphones let me know as it would be great to have a more at the meetup to offer some hands-on time for members.
Give Away Drawing
I contacted Ableton Inc. and let them know we were doing a Push themed meetup and they were kind enough to send me some laptop bags and shirts. We'll have a drawing at the end of the night for these items.
Schedule for the night:
7:00-7:30 Welcome + Order Up Food and Drink
7:30-8:15 Intro to Ableton Push + Q&A: an overview of Ableton's grid controller by Mark Mosher
8:15-8:30 Group Intros
8:30-9:25 Network and Hands-on
9:25-9:30 Giveaways, Wrap-up, and settle-up