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Push Bible: Intermediate Level

The Holy Grail of Ableton Push 2

  • Take your knowledge and skills to the next level; complete your understanding of Push 2

  • Go in-depth, understand the potency of certain workflows and features

  • 10 hours of Video content, 16 Chapters and 135 Lessons + Quizzes, Tasks & Downloads

Reviews

What students say

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Yes! Now I know everything there is to know about Push 2

thomas clause

Even though I've already been having a lot of fun with my Push for more than four years, using it mainly for playing chords & melodies and sequencing my ...

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Even though I've already been having a lot of fun with my Push for more than four years, using it mainly for playing chords & melodies and sequencing my custom superdrumracks containing 128 samples per pad, I'm still glad I invested in this course. It really added to my workflow; i.e.: I never used Clip View before, but boy what a revelation, per step-editing is da bomb! (especially with probability now in Live 11) Normally I would save up my hard-earned cash for plugins or even some hardware but I'm glad I chose otherwise this time. And yes, you can find all of the information in bits & pieces somewhere out there on the interweb, but what this course offers you is structure. An important aspect of reaching your goal. Also Andri is an excellent contemporary teacher/educator and I am honored to be his student.

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5 star rating

An excellent resource

Richard Coates

I held-off buying this as felt it was over-priced. But it is leagues above other Push2 training resources I've found. There's a lot of content, it takes time...

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I held-off buying this as felt it was over-priced. But it is leagues above other Push2 training resources I've found. There's a lot of content, it takes time to go through, but has really improved my flow & opened up lots of creative avenues.

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5 star rating

I fall in love with Push more and more

Giorgi Gagnidze

When I bought my Push, I had very limited knowledge about its possibilities, but that knowledge was enough for me to buy it. Now I discover so much more, tha...

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When I bought my Push, I had very limited knowledge about its possibilities, but that knowledge was enough for me to buy it. Now I discover so much more, that I think I paid much less than it really is worth. Andri, Ableton should pay you for promoting Push 2 in such a great way :)

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4 star rating

Very clear !

charrasse lionrl

Excellent !

Excellent !

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Course curriculum: Intermediate Level

135 lessons. 16 Chapters. 10 hrs. The definitive Push 2 course.

  • 1

    Welcome to the Push Bible

    • A message from Andri at WRKSHP

    • A note for Live 11 users

  • 2

    S1.1 - Global Controls on Push 2

  • 3

    S2.1 - Melodic Mode on Push 2

  • 4

    S2.2 - Scales on Push 2

  • 5

    S2.4 - Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer on Push 2

    • S2.4.1 Other Melodic Modes: Introduction (L2)

    • S2.4.1B Other Melodic Modes: Previous Level Recap; Quantisation, Tap Tempo, Precount (L2)

    • S2.4.1C Other Melodic Modes: Previous Level Recap; Capture, Arming Multiple Tracks (L2)

    • S2.4.1D Other Melodic Modes: Previous Level Recap; Automation (L2)

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

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

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S2.4.4 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Step Sequencer: Editing Individual Notes (L2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • S2.4.11 Quick Quiz (L2)

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    S2.5 - Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Sequencer + 32 notes

    • S2.5.1A Other Melodic Modes - Ableton Live File (L2)

    • S2.5.1B Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Sequencer + 32 notes: Introduction (L2)

    • S2.5.2 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Sequencer + 32 notes: Working with Polyphonic Instruments (L2)

    • S2.5.3 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Sequencer + 32 notes: Mixing Real-Time Recording + Step Sequencing (L2)

    • S2.5.4 Other Melodic Modes: Melodic Sequencers: Conclusion (L2)

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    S2.6 - Drum Mode

    • S2.6.5B Drum Mode: Introduction & Recap (L2) (Intermediate)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S2.6.6 Drum Mode: Overview of the Modes (L2)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S2.6.7 Drum Mode: Deleting, Duplicating & Selecting Pads Without Playing them (L2)

    • S2.6.8 Drum Mode: Navigating Drum Racks, Swapping Sounds (L2)

    • S2.6.9 Drum Mode: Muting & soloing Drum Pads & Why Cueing Doesn't Work (L2)

    • S2.6.10 Drum Mode: Selecting Individual & Multiple Notes, the Power of Per-Step Automation (L2)

    • S2.6.11 Drum Mode: Selecting Multiple Notes, a Lesser Known Method (L2)

    • S2.6.12 Drum Mode: Deactivating All Notes of a Pad (L2)

    • S2.6.12.1 Quick Quiz (L2)

    • S2.6.13 Drum Mode: Clip Length Control, Selecting Pages of a Clip, Activating Automatic Paging (L2)

    • S2.6.14 Drum Mode: Creating Variations within a Drum Clip (L2)

    • S2.6.15 Drum Mode: Notes on Performing Live, Fixed Length Button, Phrase Sync Option (L2)

    • S2.6.16 Drum Mode: Grid Resolution, Repeat Function, Swing (L2)

    • S2.6.17 Drum Mode: Accent Function + Velocity, Working with Various Time Signatures (L2)

    • S2.6.18 Drum Mode: Choke Function, Transposing Drum Pads (L2)

    • S2.6.19 Drum Mode: Navigating Drum Racks, Navigating Drum Racks with the Touch Strip (L2)

    • S2.6.20 Drum Mode: 16 Velocities Mode: Swing, Editing Note Velocity (L2)

    • S2.6.21 Drum Mode: 64 Pads Mode: Introduction (L2)

    • S2.6.22 Drum Mode: 64 Pads Mode: Turning the Page Selector On, Change Sounds & Pad Colours (L2)

    • S2.6.23 Drum Mode: 64 Pads Mode: Drum-Like Layouts, Exploring Packs (L2)

    • S2.6.24 Drum Mode: Conclusion (L2)

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    S3.1 - Session Mode on Push 2

    • S3.1.7 Session Mode: Recap of the Previous Level (L2)

    • S3.1.8 Session Mode: Clips & Clip Slots in Detail (Focus on Live) (L2)

    • S3.1.9 Session Mode: Launch Settings for Clips & Scenes (L2)

    • S3.1.10A Session Mode: Clip Follow Actions: Ableton Live File (L2)

    • S3.1.10 Session Mode: Clip Follow Action (L2)

    • S3.1.10.1 Quick Quiz (L2)

    • S3.1.11 Session Mode: Removing Clip Slot Stop Buttons (L2) (Intermediate)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S3.1.12 Session Mode: Workflow Settings (L2)

    • S3.1.13 Session Mode: Conclusion (L2)

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    S3.2 - Mixer View on Push 2

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    S4.1 - Device View on Push 2

    • S4.1.10 Device View: Introduction& Recap of the Previous Level (L2)

    • S4.1.11 Device View: Drum Racks in More Detail (L2)

    • S4.1.12 Device View: Devices with Extra Visual Feedback; Channel EQ, Compressor, Delay (L2)

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    S4.2 - Clip View on Push 2

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    S5.1 - Push 2's Library

    • S5.1.1 Library: Introduction (L1&L2)

    • S5.1.2 Library: Previewing Sounds & Preview Volume (L1&L2)

    • S5.1.3 Library: Breakdown of the Library's Logic, Different Ways of Navigating it (L1&L2)

    • S5.1.4 Library: Instruments Available in Live 10 Intro (L1&L2)

    • S5.1.5 Library: How to Add Instruments & Devices to the Library + Collections, Places & Organisation (L1&L2)

    • S5.1.6 Library: Organising Projects, Data Tips, Opening Projects Within the Library (Live) & Conclusion (L1&L2)

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    S6.1 - Using Audio with Push 2

    • S6.1.5A Audio - Source Samples & Final Instruments - Ableton Live File (L2)

    • S6.1.5 Audio: Introduction & Recap of the Previous Level (L2)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S6.1.6 Audio: Creating an Instrument from a Sample with Simpler (L2)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S6.1.7 Audio: Going Deeper into Making Instruments from Samples (L2)

    • S6.1.8 Audio: Warping Audio in More Depth (L2)

    • S6.1.9 Audio: Working with and Combining Multiple Samples (L2)

    • S6.1.10 Audio: Creating Multiple Instruments from the Same Samples (L2)

    • S6.1.11 Audio: Sample Slicing, Creative Approaches & Applications in Depth (L2)

    • S6.1.12 Audio: Sampling an Existing Track, Remixing it in Real Time (L2)

    • S6.1.13 Audio: An Overview of the Sounds Made so far + Simpler in More Detail (L2)

    • S6.1.14 Audio: Converting & Re-converting (Converting a Simpler to a Drum Rack) (L2)

    • S6.1.15 Audio: Converting a Track or Sample that has "No Rhythm" (L2)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S6.1.16 Audio: Converting Audio to a Drum Pad (L2)

    • S6.1.17 Audio: Converting Audio to Harmony, Melody & Drums (Live Standard & Suite) (L2)

    • S6.1.18 Audio: Converting Audio to Drums (Live Standard & Suite) (L2)

    • S6.1.19 Audio: Converting Audio: Recap (L2) (Intermediate)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S6.1.20 Audio: Recording Audio with Push 2: Introduction (L2)

    • S6.1.21 Audio: Different Ways to Record Audio Between Tracks (L2)

    • S6.1.22 Audio: Recording Audio into Multiple Tracks Simultaneously (L2)

    • S6.1.23 Recording External Sources & Gear (L2)

    • S6.1.24 Audio: Converting Recorded External Gear to a Simpler, Making an Instrument (L2)

    • S6.1.25 Audio: Recording an External Source (cont.) (L2)

    • S6.1.26A Audio: Quick Idea - Optional Ableton Live File (L2)

    • S6.1.26 Audio: Making a Quick Idea from the Material Generated so far & Recap (L2)

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    S7.1 - Using Push 2 with Arrangement View in Ableton Live

    • S7.1.1A Arranging: Starting File (Session Clips Only) - Ableton Live File (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.1B Using Live 11 and updates that affect Section 7

    • S7.1.1 Arranging: Introduction (L1&L2) (Beginner & Intermediate)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • S7.1.2 Arranging: Notes on MIDI Clips, Push & Live, the Pack used in this Section (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.3 Arranging: How the Clips & Scenes are Laid Out (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.4 Arranging: Overview of the Song Structure (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.5 Arranging: How to Record to Arrangement View with Push 2 & How this Relates to Live (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.6 Arranging: Limitations of Push's Control of the Arrangement View (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.7 Arranging: How Session View & Arrangement View Work Together & How to Use Them (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.8 Arranging: How to Map Key Arrangement View Functions to User Mode (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.9 Arranging: Why Session View is So Effective for Creating Song Structures (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.10 Arranging: Recording from Session Mode into Arrangement View (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.11 Arranging: Recording Extra Musical Layers into Arrangement View with Push 2 (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.12 Arranging: Recording Automation into Arrangement View using Push 2 (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.13A Arranging: Final File - Ableton Live File (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.13 Arranging: Navigating Arrangement View with Push 2 By Creating Song Sections (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.14 Arranging: My Dream Setup: Recording to Both Arrangement AND Session View (currently buggy) (L1&L2)

    • S7.1.15 Arranging: Conclusion (L1&L2)

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    S8.1 - Using VSTs & Plugins with Push 2

    • S8.1.7 VSTs & Plugins: Introduction & Recap of the Previous Level (L2)

    • S8.1.8 VSTs & Plugins: Overview of Different Ways of using Plugins with Push 2, the Problems, the Solutions (L2)

    • S8.1.9 VSTs & Plugins: How MIDI Preset Folders are Set Up (L2)

    • S8.1.10 VSTs & Plugins: Using Max4Live Devices fo Change MIDI Presets (L2)

    • S8.1.11 VSTs & Plugins: The Best Way to Use Plugins and VSTs with Push 2 if using the Library (L2)

    • S8.1.12 VSTs & Plugins: Recap (L2)

    • S8.1.13 VSTs & Plugins: My Ultimate Way to Use Plugins and VSTs with Push 2: Super Plugin Racks (L2)

    • S8.1.14 VSTs & Plugins: Some Final Notes on Super Plugin Racks (L2)

  • 16

    S9.1 - Push 2 as a MIDI Controller

    • S9.1.3B MIDI Controller: What's in this Section, Recap of the Previous Level (L2)

    • S9.1.4 MIDI Controller: Improving the Behaviour of Push 2's Record Button: an Introduction (L2)

    • S9.1.5 MIDI Controller: Improving the Behaviour of Push 2's Record Button: Step by Step Solution (L2)

    • S9.1.6 MIDI Controller: How the Solution Improves Push 2 (L2)

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    S9.2 - Push 2's User Mode

    • S9.2.1 User Mode: Diving into the User Mode (L2)

    • S9.2.2 User Mode: Mapping Push 2 in More Detail (L2)

    • S9.2.3 User Mode: Push 2 as a MIDI Controller in More Detail, User Mode Tips (L2)

    • S9.2.4 General: Keeping Push Clean (L2)

  • 18

    S10.1 - The End of the Course & Your Feedback

    • S10.1 Shortcut List

    • S10.2.1 The End of the Course & Your Feedback

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!

Course Comparison

  • Not sure which course to take?

    Check the comparison chart + detailed breakdown of the courses via the link below.

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.

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

Your Instructor

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 :)

This is the one

This is the Push 2 course that you have been looking for. No Jedi-mind-tricks here. Purchase the course and if you're not happy after 14 days you get your money back.

Why this course?

You've already invested in Push 2. You know it's capable of so much. Why this course?

  • The most comprehensive Push 2 course out there

  • A seasoned teacher with an exclusive focus on the subject matter

  • Tasks, Quizzes & Downloads

  • Interactive comment and question areas on each lesson, I'm there to help

  • Life's too short. Let's make some music and have some fun while doing it!

Good to know: Live 10/11

Live 11 was released on the 23rd of February 2021

  • The Push Bible is built around Live 10 (Intro and upwards), but will work with Live 11 without any problems . See the FAQ for further information.

  • Works with Live Intro and upwards (95% of the lessons)

  • Included downloads such as Live sets will open in Live 11 Intro and upwards

Good to know

  • Try Risk-Free

    If you're not happy with any course on WRKSHP within the first 14 days, you'll receive a refund. See the FAQ for more details.

  • Unique Support

    WRKSHP is unique because you get support throughout - ask questions on any video or lesson and receive an answer.

  • Lifetime Access

    The Push Bible courses are lifetime access - a resource to return to, refresh those lesser-known shortcuts and power-tips.

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