new push 2 features

Powerful New Push 2 Features in Live 9.7

Is your Push helping you make music you’re proud of? Or is it quickly becoming another piece of unused hardware collecting dust in your studio?

Wipe that dusty Push off, because music creation with Push just got even more exciting, and easier! If you hadn’t heard, Live 9.7 brought some seriously inspiring new features and updates on Push 2. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this series of videos, Ableton Certified Trainer, Brian Funk, will reveal how you can use these powerful new Push 2 features to be more productive and creative with your Push.

Part 1

First up, Brian unveils 2 brand new slicing modes for Simpler, and investigates the new Layout for Drum Racks and Simpler, 16 Velocity Levels.

Get ready to start chopping up samples like an Ableton samurai warrior!

Part 2

In this tutorial Brian will give you a full walkthrough of the new Push 2 visual upgrades, including how you can customize colours inside of Live’s user interface, directly from your Push! He also spill the beans on new clip phase visual indicators that have been added.

Part 3

In this tutorial Brian will show you how you can set up your track routing directly from Push and some new workflow improvements when working in Ableton’s arrangement view. A powerful new feature added with Live 9.7’s update brings the ability to change the audio routing and monitoring directly from Push. There is also a new feature within the Fixed Length button called Phrase Sync. This changes the way Fixed Length works. It allows you to record your bar starting at a specific point relative to the musical phrase. The functionality of the record button has also gotten a slight tweak as well. Finally, another functionality added to Push 2 is the ability to duplicate and delete clips from arrangement view.

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ableton push 2 jumpstartIf you want to get the most out of your Push, and get access to an unlimited world of music making possibilities, then we highly recommend checking out Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart with Ableton Certified Trainer, Brian Funk.


Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart is a brand new course built from the ground up. You get a comprehensive look at the ultimate way to integrate Push 2 and Live, an after taking Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, you’ll know the Push inside and out! Watch free full length preview videos from the course and learn more here!



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About Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk aka. AfroDJMac

instudioBrian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and Ableton Certified Trainer from New York.  He began his musical career with the guitar, playing in numerous rock bands, recording albums and embarking on tours of the East Coast of the United States.  In an effort to expand his studio’s capabilities and songwriting arsenal, Brian turned toward computer-based music in 2006.

As a guitarist and songwriter, he found Ableton Live to be the ultimate tool to unlock his creativity and bring his studio creations to the stage. A curious sound designer, Brian regularly releases free Ableton Live devices that challenge conventional sound-design-thinking, via his website and YouTube channel.  His series of Two Minute Ableton Live Tips earned him the title of true “a legend in the Ableton Community” (Ableton Blog 6/26/12).

As a writer and high school English educator, teaching Live and music production is the perfect marriage of two life passions.  Brian specializes in teaching Live for songwriters and rock musicians, home and professional studio application, and live performances.  His experience as a rock musician offers students a unique insight into bridging music of the past with the music of the future.

Brian has written, authored, and produced various courses on Music Production and Ableton Live. He teaches Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live at Berklee Online. Along with his own blog, Brian writes for various music publications on the web.