The Ultimate Push 1/2/3 Setup
I'm celebrating the release of this two-year project with a special launch discount. Extended until 5th June.
The fastest way to make music with Push 1, 2 and 3, includes;
PLAYGRND Live Set. A bespoke, designed-for-Push Ableton Live set / Project File that will blow your socks off, designed from the ground up from 10 years of experience from a seasoned Push performer and product specialist. Get in Flow and stay there. (Value: $350)
PLAYGRND Guide. 100s of Videos covering every instrument, every device and function, with creative tips and suggestions for producing and performing with Push and PLAYGRND. (Value: $150)
PLAYGRND Challenges. 8+ weeks of Creative Challenges for you to explore and make something from. Focussed making and learning at the same time. (Value: $100+)
PLAYGRND Feedback. Share your musical ideas with other PLAYGRNDers, with optional challenge sharing areas to get feedback within a private course community. (Value: $50)
PLAYGRND Community: [Early Bird Bonus] In the introductory period of PLAYGRND you'll have bonus access to a special, private (temporary) community where you can share ideas and questions with other PLAYGRNDers. (Value:Priceless)
PLAYGRND is $650+ worth of Ableton Live Instruments, Devices, Learning and Coaching. See your price by clicking on Enrol.
Take a Video Tour
5 Instruments. 18 engines. 692 sounds with 1000s of variations. 9 effect racks, cpu-optimised and battle-tested. Worth over $350. Including but not limited to:
DR1: the infamous Super Drum Rack inspired by Elektron RYTM. Yes. It's finally here. 8 sample-based engines, 104 sounds, with built in FM (!) and independent sends per pad (!!). This is the best drum rack ever made for Push, period. ($60 value)
BS1: A Monster Bass Instrument, with 192 sounds, an outrageous Filter with Drive and Saturation. ($30 value)
PD1: 3 Pad instruments with 64 Wavetable sounds each, from subtle to raw and edgy. ($30 value)
LD1: 192 FM sounds, hand-designed to give you useful, soaring lead sounds. Includes a custom portamento and glide function. ($30 value)
SR1: A sampler, with built-in sounds from around the world, and a way to bring in your own. ($30 value)
Midi Effects: ARP1: The Arpeggiator we've been missing. Add jitter, random notes and multi-speed patterns. The days of boring arpeggiator patterns are over. MFX1: a Swiss-Army knife for nudging midi notes into the right place, with built-in scales and randomness features. ($60 value)
Audio Effect Racks: AFX1: tear apart your sounds and send them to outer space. AFXS1: A powerful AFX selector with built-in Send-like effects. EQCs: Custom EQ and Compressor devices for each channel, bringing each sound into the right place in the mix. Side-chaining and tuning built in. Stop wasting time and just make music. ($60 value)
RTN1: 8 Send / Return tracks, giving you everything you need to add space, sheen, shimmer, and wobble to your sounds. ($30 value)
MSR1: A Master Channel to Glue everything together and give PLAYGRND Punch and Clarity ($30 value)
What Students are saying
one can feel that there is a lot of passion behind this course. Very well done!
one can feel that there is a lot of passion behind this course. Very well done!Read Less
When learning Push (reading articles, combing through forums, watching videos, etc.) it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture. I bought Push to be abl...Read More
When learning Push (reading articles, combing through forums, watching videos, etc.) it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture. I bought Push to be able to help me express musical ideas, but if anything it became a hinderance because I ended up using it to do things I was faster at using a mouse and keyboard. PLAYGRND turns Push into the instrument I always hoped it would be - giving me less to think about so that I can get lost in the act of creativity! Now I'm looking at the computer screen far less and essentially treating Push like an analog instrument. Huge props to Andri for this course!Read Less
I was wishing for something after seeing "super rack" and "workflows" BUT playgrnd excelled my wildest dreamz =)
I was wishing for something after seeing "super rack" and "workflows" BUT playgrnd excelled my wildest dreamz =)Read Less
The course provides a whole set of new tools that empowers the student and helps them unleash endless possibilities of artistry and creativity. I find myself...Read More
The course provides a whole set of new tools that empowers the student and helps them unleash endless possibilities of artistry and creativity. I find myself eager to move on to each new challenge. There is never a dull moment. I also enjoy how Andri teaches the class while also serving as a guide during the journey by the way he scripts his teaching, composes with us, and produces the videos. Andri provides individual feedback to each student that is meaningful as well. Outstanding course!Read Less
From just the little time I have spent with PlayGrnd, This is an amazing tool ! Its not like anything else I have used.
From just the little time I have spent with PlayGrnd, This is an amazing tool ! Its not like anything else I have used.Read Less
Musical learning Nirvana.
Musical learning Nirvana.Read Less
The Push Bible was awesome to get my feet wet with concepts and whatnot, BUT I'm really learning a lot in the PLAYGRND course. The hands on challenges are wh...Read More
The Push Bible was awesome to get my feet wet with concepts and whatnot, BUT I'm really learning a lot in the PLAYGRND course. The hands on challenges are what was missing and I'm having a blast throwing clips into the community for others to check out, as well as view others work myself. Great job Andri! I couldn't recommend it enough to my peers :)Read Less
A great way to get visual and dynamic feedback as you learn to move around your Push. Examples with detailed explanations allow you to expand your knowledge ...Read More
A great way to get visual and dynamic feedback as you learn to move around your Push. Examples with detailed explanations allow you to expand your knowledge and still on the instrument.Read Less
Great tool and great concepts you can apply to music in general (like 8 parameters to focus on). Love to be part of that!
Great tool and great concepts you can apply to music in general (like 8 parameters to focus on). Love to be part of that!Read Less
I am an amateur Push 2 player. PLAYGRND has you up and running in seconds. Creative sounds in seconds. Track ideas in minutes. If you're new to this or a vet...Read More
I am an amateur Push 2 player. PLAYGRND has you up and running in seconds. Creative sounds in seconds. Track ideas in minutes. If you're new to this or a veteran who does this for a living - PLAYGRND is for you.Read Less
Well it has been an exciting journey so far , I am in part 7 right now and am really enjoying the playground. Not only learning PLAYGRND, but along the way...Read More
Well it has been an exciting journey so far , I am in part 7 right now and am really enjoying the playground. Not only learning PLAYGRND, but along the way I got a much deeper understanding of PUSH and Ableton Live as well.Read Less
The course is clear and hands on, I like the imperfect presentation, to see that not everything is smooth. Am still very happy that I enrolled
The course is clear and hands on, I like the imperfect presentation, to see that not everything is smooth. Am still very happy that I enrolledRead Less
PLAYGRND Guide walks you through every feature of the PLAYGRND Live Set / Setup. Every instrument, effect and device, every parameter.
Creative tips and suggestions, gleaned from 10 years of creating, improvising and performing
Discussion areas for questions and ideas; get help from Andri or your fellow PLAYGRNDers
Download each instrument and device and save to your library.
Take on creative challenges, build muscle memory, master PLAYGRND.
There are Creative Challenges for each instrument and device in PLAYGRND and of course for the whole Live Set as well.
Share your take on each challenge with fellow PLAYGRNDers, and get feedback. Every day we see amazing, touching support amongst students.
Challenges are built on techniques Andri has used for compositions, improvisations and live performances. They are the building blocks of whole tracks, and a way to absorb PLAYGRND even faster.
A Peek into Challenge Feedback
PLAYGRND puts you straight into making music from the first module onwards. Each module takes you through key features, building up to the final PLAYGRND Live Set. This takes place over 8 weeks (perhaps more if you inspire me to keep going).
Creative Challenges get you learning how to use PLAYGRND's instruments and effect devices from hands-on use. Create ideas and finish track each week for two months or more - go at your own pace.
Get feedback and support from your peers and fellow PLAYGRNDers as you go, with (optional) social sharing built in.
By the end of the PLAYGRND journey, you'll have assembled the most powerful Live Set / Project File there is for Push, and you will have made more music in a few weeks than most make in a year, all your own and unique to you.
Explore the course in detail
Some previews of PLAYGRNDFREE PREVIEW
Preview: PD1 Showcase and Intro (Week 3)FREE PREVIEW
Preview: ARP1 Challenge (Week 2)FREE PREVIEW
Preview: Mini-PLAYGRND Introduction (Week 4)FREE PREVIEW
Preview: DR1 Drum Rack: Sound Run Through (Week 6)FREE PREVIEW
Preview: SR1 Showcase and Intro (Week 5)FREE PREVIEW
Preview: BS1 Showcase & Intro (Week 2)FREE PREVIEW
Preview feedbackFREE PREVIEW
0.1.1 Welcome to PLAYGRNDFREE PREVIEW
0.1.2 Music Made with PLAYGRNDFREE PREVIEW
0.1.3 What PLAYGRND isFREE PREVIEW
0.1.4 What PLAYGRND is notFREE PREVIEW
0.1.5 How will I access PLAYGRND?FREE PREVIEW
0.1.6 Do I need Push Bible as well?FREE PREVIEW
0.1.7 Computer RecommendationsFREE PREVIEW
0.1.9 RefundsFREE PREVIEW
0.2.1 PLAYGRND Challenges
0.3.1 Need to knows, To Dos and Do Not Dos
0.4.1 Setting up Ableton Live & Important Notes
0.4.2 Ableton Live Version
0.4.3 Your quick rating of the introduction
0.4.4 Light / Dark mode in course player: your preference?
1.0.1 Introduction to LD1
1.0.2 Module 1 Download: Ableton Live File (v1.01)
Ask, Discuss, Share
PLAYGRND Community is a place to share ideas, suggestions and more.
No advertising. No distractions. A focus on Push. Follow posts you're interested in and receive email or in-course notifications.
PLAYGRND Community is a free bonus, alongside PLAYGRND Live Set, Guide, Challenges and Feedback. It might change with time.
You've already invested in Push 2, and maybe other Push courses. Why consider PLAYGRND?
This is much, much more than a classic online course, and here's why:
Become the owner of the most powerful Live Set ever made for Push and fly. Over 500, hand-made FM, Wavetable and other synth sounds across 5 main instruments, including the legendary Elektron-RYTM inspired Super Drum Rack, DR1.
Learn by doing. Too many online courses "tell" but don't "show". PLAYGRND not only shows you how to make musical ideas quickly, it challenges you to do so straight from the start
Learn from a true Push convert. My full focus is on Push and getting the most out it, for over 10 years.
Interactive comment and question areas on each lesson, I'm there to help, with fellow PLAYGRNDers also there to add their two cents. This is a unique feature which almost every other course out there lacks.
Often we buy gear and then we're left with a feeling of "now what?". PLAYGRND solves this by creating a fun, engaging framework for making musical ideas and tracks. You can go solo or you can get support from your peers with PLAYGRND.
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Live 10.1.43 Standard and upwards.
The Live Set, instruments and effect racks work with any version of Ableton Push; Push 1, Push 2 and Push 3, including Push 3 Standalone. The user guide is based on Push 2, but is very easy to follow if using another version of Push.
PLAYGRND can be joined by Beginners, Intermediate and Pro users alike. Beginners will learn key Push skills by putting Push to use straight away. Pros will inherit a truly optimised Live Set, with complex, powerful devices within it as well as learning useful tips along the way. Everyone can take on the Creative Challenges and bring something new to the table.
PLAYGRND really is for anyone. For anyone who owns Push and wants to speed up their music making. For someone who wants to have a stable, powerful setup to get lost in making music with. For those of you who loved the Push Bible and want new challenges and structured learning. For anyone who'd like to have place to be challenged/motivated to make music and share it with others. PLAYGRND offers a lot of different things and can bring value to anyone.
Absolutely. All the sounds and samples are royalty free. If you buy a license for PLAYGRND you can use PLAYGRND to play live, produce in the studio and publish the music you make with it. The music you make with PLAYGRND is 100% yours. The components of PLAYGRND (instruments, devices, guide, community etc) are licensed for individual use by the purchaser and may not be shared in any way whatsoever, just like any other commercial software, sample pack or online course.
No, it's something else. The purpose here is not to go into microscopic, exhaustive detail of how Push works (that is what Push Bible is for) but rather to get even closer to a state of flow and creativity, using on the one hand a powerful, flexible Live Set, and on the other exploring this through unique creative challenges.
PLAYGRND Challenges are musical challenges were I ask you to make something with certain constraints. These might be certain instruments or devices, certain Push or Live techniques, limits to the length of time or clips used. These are inspired by workflows I use for production and live performance, or from techniques shown in the Push Bible, and many other places. Some of the best music I've ever made was when I had to work with quite strict limits (like music competitions). Creative challenges allow for many things; focus, improving techniques, sharing the results with fellow PLAYGRNDers and getting something "done". They're also just a lot of fun :)
Absolutely. The first modules are ready and PLAYGRNDers are already making their way through them. Each student receives one module a week, each one including new instruments, effects and challenges, for 8 weeks. Join now and tell me what you'd like me to include in upcoming modules, challenges and videos.
Dripped content arrives in parts, and not all at once. Dripped content has been shown to improve engagement and help you move through material, as well as bringing focus to each part of the course, including creative challenges and new instruments and effects.
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