Push Bible: Complete

The Holy Grail of Ableton Push 2: Both Beginner and Intermediate Levels

  • The most in-depth course on Push 2 there is, covering all features and applications

  • Creative approaches to making music & how to integrate these into your way of working

  • 14 hours of video content, 18 Chapters and 194 lessons + Quizzes, Tasks & Downloads

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The Complete Push Bible bundle is the *only* course on Push that qualifies students for educational status and discounts with partners. Get in touch to learn more.

Recent Reviews

Fresh off the press

5 star rating

Surprisingly good

Vasco Moreira

I read the manual and already knew my way around most of the features and functionalities and still found surprisingly helpful to see other workflows and app...

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I read the manual and already knew my way around most of the features and functionalities and still found surprisingly helpful to see other workflows and applications on genres different than mine. The content worth the investment on itself and the course is really well structured. As a big plus, this course is very OCD friendly as Andri's Push is always perfectly centered and leveled with the top camera!

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Opened up the Push 2

Anthony Smith

This was a very well-structured and exhaustive look at the Push 2. It really opened up what the machine can do and how I can best interact with it.

This was a very well-structured and exhaustive look at the Push 2. It really opened up what the machine can do and how I can best interact with it.

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Awesomeness

Jack Parker

If you have Push 2. You need this course! I owned it for a year, and knew it was more capable Than what I had learned, but it started to gather dust!. Now ha...

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If you have Push 2. You need this course! I owned it for a year, and knew it was more capable Than what I had learned, but it started to gather dust!. Now having taken this course (Still working through it), I realise that this thing is crazy good! Did not even know it had a step sequencer function!!.. You can create things way faster than with the mouse, get more creative and enjoy it, and literally play a whole performance with just this machine alone! Andri is a great teacher, very clear and easy to follow what he is doing!

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Overall a really great course

Erik R. Yverling

Yay! I've finally completed my course, which I spent almost every night with during the last month, so this is both a great and a little bit sad moment fo...

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Yay! I've finally completed my course, which I spent almost every night with during the last month, so this is both a great and a little bit sad moment for me. Overall I think you have made a fantastic job with this course, and I'm very glad I purchased it. Before enrolling for this course I had very basic knowledge of Ableton Live and music production in general, but now I feel very comfortable using all features of Push 2 and have also learn quite a lot about Live itself. So I'm really looking forward to trying out stuff on my own and just play around with all of the ideas that has been circling around in my head. Finally I had a hard time deciding on whether to give this course a 4 or a 5, so I decided to go with 5, even tough it's really a 4,5. What could make this course perfect is if you make sure that all the videos have a property start and ending; and that there's little or no overlap in terms of the things brought in each individual lessons, as this got me confused a few times. But overall this was great course and I really enjoy your humble, engaged and positive way of teaching. Looking forward to additional courses, especially on electronic music production :) Keep it up!!

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The fastest way to learn push

Rob Daly

Andri's course is incredibly comprehensive and carefully constructed. His love for music and for Push is tangible and leads to an examination of the controll...

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Andri's course is incredibly comprehensive and carefully constructed. His love for music and for Push is tangible and leads to an examination of the controller that is nuanced, maniacally detailed and balanced in both its critical thinking and its appreciation for a beautiful piece of technology. As a tools beginner, I learned enough to make music very naturally, without feeling lost in the abyss of how much there is to know about digital music product. Huge thanks for making the course, highly recommended for anybody who wants to get to a new level with Ableton and Push.

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Excellent and easily the best of 3 Ableton courses I have...

Jenna Bradley

Tried a Udemy 2-part course and it was poor... watched a few lessons and realised it was a waste of money. Did the Berklee Live course... which was better (...

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Tried a Udemy 2-part course and it was poor... watched a few lessons and realised it was a waste of money. Did the Berklee Live course... which was better (and free). Neither covered more than the basics of Ableton Live. For me, Push is an indispensable device and so The Push Bible is vastly better, far more useful, comprehensive and with first class production values. If you intend to become properly competent with Live using Push... this is what you need.

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Strongly recommend class! It is excellent!

Sean Cameron

This is the best music course I have taken. Andri is an amazing instructor and the course is structured very very well. These courses increased my knowledge ...

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This is the best music course I have taken. Andri is an amazing instructor and the course is structured very very well. These courses increased my knowledge of Push2 exponentially and there is no way I would be making the music I am now without taking this course.

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An outstanding course

Michael Cole

I think this is an outstanding course, detailed but clearly explained, great work Andri!

I think this is an outstanding course, detailed but clearly explained, great work Andri!

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amazing attention to detail!

Clare Andre

I really appreciate your attention to detail and the amount you repeat things to help ingrain them. You show the potential expertly and it really inspires m...

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I really appreciate your attention to detail and the amount you repeat things to help ingrain them. You show the potential expertly and it really inspires me to become a master of the logistics to balance my right brained dominant mind and allow my creativity to have a greater structure to support its flowering.

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New to Push 2? Look No Further!

Carmen Santone

Having just completed the entirety of the Beginner/Intermediate Levels, I am so glad I invested the money into the course, which in turn is an investment in ...

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Having just completed the entirety of the Beginner/Intermediate Levels, I am so glad I invested the money into the course, which in turn is an investment in myself. Andri is not only thoughtful and well-learned on the device, but understands that you, as a new user, are not. He has structured this course assuming you know nothing and methodically walks you through the learning curve in a very intuitive and interactive manner. Additionally, if Ableton Live is also something new to you (I had moved into Push 2 and Ableton Live 11 simultaneously), there is a good wealth of knowledge regarding Ableton incorporated into the Push lessons. I have written Andri and suggested he build a course solely on Ableton Live due to his pragmatic, non-verbose teaching style. Congrats, Andri!

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Never enjoyed a course as much as this one

Tommy Webster

The structure, the instructor and the pace of learning were all absouletly perfect. I really felt like I retained all the infomation that was taught. Highly ...

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The structure, the instructor and the pace of learning were all absouletly perfect. I really felt like I retained all the infomation that was taught. Highly recommended

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The Best Ableton Live Course I've Ever Taken

Chris Matthews

I've been trying to get my head wrapped around Ableton Push 2 Suite since I bought it, and I've tried a lot of different tutorials. Many were good, but didn'...

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I've been trying to get my head wrapped around Ableton Push 2 Suite since I bought it, and I've tried a lot of different tutorials. Many were good, but didn't really get into detail outside of the tricks they were trying to teach. Others were dry and too technical and didn't connect to the actual flow. This one does. He takes you step by step in increments where everything builds and makes sense, leaving you actually able (ton ? Har har) to make music with confidence. Best bang for the buck of all the courses I've done. Well worth the money.

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What you'll learn

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  • How to build a track using only Push

    A whole section goes into how to create an entire track using almost exclusively Push, showing tricks and tips to reduce touching your mouse and keyboard to the absolute minimum. A download allows you to follow along and create your own version of the track.

  • Creating epic drum & percussion parts

    The Drum Rack is really powerful, and together with Push, some automation tricks that are rarely shown, I'll show you how to make really interesting, dynamic and interesting loops and percussion.

  • Create your own custom instrument

    Multiple lessons go through how to create your own sounds and instruments from either your own samples or from existing tracks by yourself or others. Making your own sound is both incredibly fun, much easier than you might think, and is such an exciting way to create your own unique sound.

  • Record and sample external gear

    Learn how to record external synths, audio sources or even an iPad or tablet, as well as the more advanced audio routing options available through Push but which are largely unknown.

  • Take control of VSTs and Plugins

    With Push you can grab hold of the parameters of VSTs and third party plugins. There are a few ways to do this, and these are all covered, including my absolute favourite way to keep their key controls at my fingertips, reduce CPU-usage, and have fun with new synths and sounds.

  • Keep your creativity flowing

    Ever played something and then thought: oh wow, that was nice! When you try to repeat it however it falls flat? Learn how to go back in time and grab these ideas - Push and Live are always recording. Ever found yourself in the mood, feeling like you're flying, and then getting tripped up by searching around for a sound or sample? Find out how you can stay in that magical state of flow.

  • Dive deeper into scales

    Push is a gateway to scales many of us would rarely touch. Learn about the variety on offer, how to tap into them in creative ways and explore new musical languages.

  • Learn hidden features

    There are a number of really important features that just aren't well explained online or anywhere else. - How do you import a clip into Session view using only Push? - How can you add samples and sounds to Live's library and access these via Push? - How can you customise Live and Push's behaviour to get the most out of them both? Some of the best feedback I've had has been on these aspects, as even Ableton themselves haven't shown exactly how you do these things. With every hack I discover I add this to the course.

  • Customise your Push

    Push's user mode has a lot of potential - but also some drawbacks. I show you how you can can use it to add functionality to Push and Live. But not everything you'd hope that would work works - let me save you the time I've spent trying to get it to work! It can however add some super useful and customisable shortcuts, and these are really worth knowing. I also show how MIDI pedals can be added, the functionality of some buttons improved and even how to change the knobs themselves, should you wish!

Instructor

Senior Instructor Andri Søren Haflidason

Andri has taught thousands of students, from complete beginners to full-time professionals. He became a Product Specialist for Ableton in 2014, delivering workshops at all levels, has taught at schools across Europe including SAE Institute and ESRA. His focus is on Ableton Live and Ableton Push, with a particular emphasis on finding creative workflows, improvisational performance, and getting into 'the flow. He believes firmly in doing more with less, and "finding your instrument". Life is short, and limitations and focus bring incredible creativity and results. Describing and mapping out the "landscapes of possibility" to students is key, helping them find their path and to define their own personal quest.

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What People Say

Creative Strategies With Push 2

Ollie Black on YouTube

Man! This is so good. I've had my push for a few days and have watched quite a few videos but this is the most inspiring.

Creative Strategies With Push 2

SNEDmusic on YouTube

Brilliant stuff brother! This was the final 'push' I needed to pursue bringing one of these wondrous devices into my life and creative flow :) Thank you :)

Creative Strategies With Push 2

Jake Butler on YouTube

These videos are probably the most practical creative videos I've ever seen of someone demonstrating what push can do and I've seen a lot... Really inspiring and original work.

Creative Strategies With Push 2

Peter Danner on YouTube

Really great tutorial and fluidity in workflow. Really Radiohead-esque result near the end, which to my mind is about as much of a compliment as one could give. Please do indeed do more, far too talented not to share :)

Find your Flow

Push 2 is a powerhouse in the right hands. Level up your knowledge, dive deep, and gain a complete overview of the capabilities of Push 2. Learn workflows that lead to getting into the legendary state of "Flow", but also have fun, and start creating results like never before.

How this course is structured

  • A foundational approach, taking you step by step through Push & Live

  • Digestible lessons broken down into logical Sections & Chapters

  • Explanations of not just "how", but "why" one might use certain approaches

Course curriculum

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    1. A message from Andri at WRKSHP

    2. A note for Live 11 users

    1. S2.1.1 Melodic Mode: Modes & Views: Introduction & Overview (L1) (Beginner)

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. S2.1.2 Melodic Mode: Exploring the Melodic Mode (L1)

    3. S2.1.3 Melodic Mode: The Touch Strip, Playing Mono- and Polyphonic Instruments, Conclusion (L1)

    4. S2.1.4Q Quick Quiz on Melodic Mode (L1)

    5. S2.1.5 Melodic Mode: The Touch Strip & Pitch Bend in More Detail (L2)

    6. S2.1.6 Melodic Mode: Using the Touch Strip as a Mod Wheel (L2)

    7. S2.1.7 Melodic Mode: A Note on Max 4 Live for Live Standard Users (L2)

    8. S2.1.7Q Quick Quiz on the Melodic Mode (L2)

    9. Optional Survey:

    1. S2.2.1 Scales: Introduction (L1) (Beginner)

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    2. S2.2.2 Scales: Showing and Hiding Notes Within a Scale (L1)

      FREE PREVIEW
    3. S2.2.3 Scales: My Philosophy, Customising the Layout (L1)

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. S2.2.4 Scales: Conclusion (L1)

    5. S2.2.5Q Quick Quiz on Scales (L1)

    6. S2.2.6 Scales: Fixed Key in Detail (L2)

    7. S2.2.7 Scales: Scales in More Detail (L2)

    8. S2.2.8 Scales: Making Chords and Patterns, Exploring Scales and Finding your "Own Scale" (L2) (Intermediate)

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    9. S2.2.9 Scales: Scale Jumping, Scale Surfing (L2)

    10. S2.2.10 Scales: More on Layouts + Conclusion (L2)

    11. S2.2.11 Quick Quiz on Scales (L2)

    1. S2.3.1 Recording in Melodic Mode: Using Count-in, Quantisation, Overdubbing (L1)

    2. S2.3.2 Recording in Melodic Mode: A Peek into Clip View & Session Mode (L1) (Beginner)

    3. S2.3.3 Recording in Melodic Mode: Capture (L1)

    4. S2.3.3.1 Quick Quiz (L1)

    5. S2.3.4 Recording in Melodic Mode: Deleting Notes (Melodic & Drum Modes) (L1)

    6. S2.3.5 Recording in Melodic Mode: Arming & Disarming Tracks, Selecting Clip Slots (L1)

    7. S2.3.6 Recording in Melodic Mode: Recap of Recording, Quantising & Re-timing Recorded Notes (L1) + Task

    8. S2.3.7 Recording in Melodic Mode: Turning Recording Quantise on, the Quantise Menu, Recap (L1) + Task

    9. S2.3.8 Recording in Melodic Mode: Velocity, Using the Accent Button (L1)

    10. S2.3.9 Recording in Melodic Mode: New Button; How it Works (L1) + Task

    11. S2.3.10 Recording in Melodic Mode: Automation, Introduction & Overview (L1) + Task

    12. S2.3.10.1 Quick Quiz (L1)

    1. S2.4.1 Other Melodic Modes: Introduction (L1L2)

    2. S2.4.2 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Introduction (L2)

    3. S2.4.3 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Programming Patterns (L2) (Intermediate)

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    4. S2.4.4 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Editing Individual Notes (L2)

    5. S2.4.5 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Resolution Grid, Triplets (L2)

    6. S2.4.6 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Introduction to Per-Step Automation (L2)

    7. S2.4.7 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Per-Step Automation for Clip & Mixer Parameters (L2)

    8. S2.4.8 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Per-Step Automation for Devices Parameters (L2)

    9. S2.4.9 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Per-Step Automation for Device Parameters in More Detail (L2)

    10. S2.4.10 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: A Few More Details & Conclusion (L2)

    11. S2.4.11 Quick Quiz (L2)

    12. S2.4.12 I'd love to hear your feedback (text, optional)

Beginner & Intermediate Bundle

  • 14 hours of video content
  • 18 chapters, 194 Lessons
  • Quizzes, Downloads & the Ultimate Push Shortcut list

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What students say

5 star rating

Wish I'd have found this sooner!

Niall Harvey

It does precisely what it says on the tin, A concise, in-depth tutorial, perfectly paced on everything Push. delivered in a light hearted-mindful-unintimid...

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It does precisely what it says on the tin, A concise, in-depth tutorial, perfectly paced on everything Push. delivered in a light hearted-mindful-unintimidating manner. Andri's passion shines obviously like a infectious jem. Just wish I'd have found this sooner.

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Please Create More Courses!

Anthony Scola

First off, thank you so much for doing this entire course! I love Push2 and have had it for quite a few years now, and I found I was just scared of adventuri...

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First off, thank you so much for doing this entire course! I love Push2 and have had it for quite a few years now, and I found I was just scared of adventuring within its functions and understand how Push 2 as a beast works. Now I have a solid basic understanding of it because of the help of your course and its in-depth content. thanks to you, sir! I sincerely hope you make more videos in the future! Maybe tutorials on how to make different genres of EDM music like techno, house, drum and bass etc seeing as how you are so knowledgeable with music as a whole.;) I honestly think if you did general construction of how to build a house, deep house or techno track would be a great course for aspiring people like myself to spring board from your teachings and create their own identities.

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5 star rating

Great content! Great teacher!

Ingo Wahl

Really, this course takes you from zero to hero with Push 2. I started with this course, when I had Push 2 for the first day. Now it's completely integrated ...

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Really, this course takes you from zero to hero with Push 2. I started with this course, when I had Push 2 for the first day. Now it's completely integrated in my Ableton workflow. I even learned something for Ableton Live. Perfect course for people who are really intrested in Push2. Highly recommend it!

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5 star rating

The most comprehensive course on Push 2 there is

Ruben Rosario

This is by far the most helpful course out there on push 2, Andri is the best teacher, really knows his stuff and breaks it down at a pace that anyone can di...

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This is by far the most helpful course out there on push 2, Andri is the best teacher, really knows his stuff and breaks it down at a pace that anyone can digest. On top of that because of the COVID 19 things had been a little rough for and he reached out to me and he gave me and extension on my last payment which was supposed to be 70$ and he also discounted 30$ off due to a sale he was running. This has been the best course I've paid for online. Thanks Andri !!! You're the absolute best!!! Highly recommended!!! Ruben ( D1nmX ) Rosario

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Excellent Resource and Value

Aaron Taylor

Clear instructions and the presentation is perfect. Absolutely recommended!!!

Clear instructions and the presentation is perfect. Absolutely recommended!!!

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The best way to learn & have fun is from a true Jedi

Michael Grayson

Honestly, I don’t write reviews in general, but I feel it’s worth it as Andri does a terrific job on teaching us students the ins-and-outs of what makes it s...

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Honestly, I don’t write reviews in general, but I feel it’s worth it as Andri does a terrific job on teaching us students the ins-and-outs of what makes it so fun to play and learn the Push 2. You can see how much energy and enthusiasm he puts into each lesson and how he makes final edits in the notes below the tutorial videos as well as his sometimes-funny quiz questions. It’s all the small touches, (i.e., Push 2 Shortcut Keys, Super Bass Rack) that he adds to make the whole experience worthwhile! Lastly, it’s really nice that he addresses any questions by emails beyond the transitional Q&A in each lesson that adds value to the total package. I highly recommend you take his tutorial videos as you would not be disappointed. (Push Bible Beginner + Intermediate) – Michael Grayson

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The Best Ableton Push 2 Course out there!

Jose Luis Vila

To date I write these lines (21/02/2021) is by far the best course about Push 2. I have expended a lot of money on other similar courses and I wish I could ...

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To date I write these lines (21/02/2021) is by far the best course about Push 2. I have expended a lot of money on other similar courses and I wish I could have found this one sooner. Andri explains with minucius detail every single aspect and function of the Push 2 and he is a very good teacher. I can only say... "thank you for your help and congratulations for your work!". Keep on doing courses like this!" Jose

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