Ableton Push Controller64 velocity and pressure-sensitive padsRGB backlightingDesigned by Akai Professional
With hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips - and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop. Play and sequence beats. 64 pads give you multiple ways to make beats. Play, step sequence, and navigate your loop - all at the same time.
Packed with sounds. Make music with a studio full of instruments and effects. Control them all with Push. Push uses the power of Ableton Live running on your computer. Live provides Push with a comprehensive collection of instruments and effects. All of your sounds are ready to be played, tweaked, and personalized. Fine-tune parameters in your instruments and effects using Push’s touch-sensitive encoders and see everything from Push’s display.
A new way to play notes and chords. Play in every key using the same finger patterns. Move between keys at the touch of a button. Explore new harmonies and phrases across 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. When playing instruments, Push’s pads “fold” a keyboard’s worth of notes to its 64 pads. Different pad colors show the key center, other notes that are in the key, and any notes you’ve already recorded. Push’s condensed pad layout means large intervals can be reached easily.
Improvise and play with song structure. Capture all of your musical ideas. Duplicate and create variations. Trigger, re-arrange, and create new combinations. Capture everything you play with Push’s unique recording workflow. Overdub new notes or create variations of phrases, moving quickly between your song materials with just a few buttons. After you’ve created ideas, switch to another mode to try them out in various combinations.
When you’re ready to get into arranging, detailed editing, and exporting your finished song, switch from Push to your computer to find your music already laid out in Ableton Live - the software that was powering your work the whole time. Push gives you the best of both worlds for making music: inspiring hardware for hands-on control at the beginning, and full-featured music creation software for fine-tuning.
Designed by Ableton. Engineered by Akai Professional. Push takes full advantage of Akai Professional's decades of experience building pad controllers for performers and producers. Push’s pads are engineered to offer both extreme sensitivity for nuanced playing of instruments and a deep, solid feel for beatmaking.
The Push controller gets power from the USB port. If you would like to increase the brightness of the display and LEDs, use the included power supply.
Encoders11 touch-sensitive encoders
Four line LCD alphanumeric display
Touchstrip17 cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling24 LEDs for navigation
ConnectionsUSB portPower adapter inputTwo assignable footswitch inputs