Ableton signified their intent with the original Push, the release of Push Two took everyone by surprise!
As the Isotonik Collective contains a number of Crashologists (Abletons secret community of Alpha and beta testers) we got wind on the Ableton Push Two long before it was announced at the Loop Music Conference.
When we first opened the nondescript cardboard box it was delivered in we first searched for the AKAI logo, it was nowehere to be found, Ableton had gone it alone. The Push one was obviously popular enough to convince them that making their own hardware was the absolutely right direction to push the company forwards in. And they were right!
The main change was obvious, from the moment the controller was switched on the new full color screen was impressive!
The button layout had been re-configured, new lower profile switch buttons with a satisfying click to them to indicate interaction.
But it’s not just how it looked and felt, the integration was so much more. Have Ableton cracked it and created the ultimate Live controller?
PrEditor is an application that allows you to configure how selected MIDI Controllers map within Ableton Live to Instruments, FX, VSTs, AUs & MaxforLive Devices
Crossfire Euclidean Mode is a MaxforLive MIDI Sequencer that can be controlled using the AKAI Fire when used in conjunction with the Crossfire Control Surface Script