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PRODUCE MUSIC WITH THE ABLETON PUSH 2

Capture Your Ideas and Create Songs without Touching Your Computer

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Available on January 1st! Grab it now.

Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you have to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Push is the best of both worlds. It's a powerful, expressive instrument that integrates tightly with Ableton Live.

Take this course and learn how to unlock creative possibilities and make music without touching your computer. Enroll now to get the early bird price of $69!

Your Instructor


Stefanie Andersen
Stefanie Andersen

Stefanie Andersen (DJ Step1) is a co-owner and instructor at Sequence One Music School in Oakland, California. She’s been DJing for 15 years and has been using Ableton Live for over a decade. In 2007, she established herself as a fixture in the turntablist world with the release of "Bikini Wax," the first scratch record ever produced by female DJs. She’s known for her performances that combine live production on the Push 2, finger drumming, and turntablism.

Stefanie co-organizes the Bay Area Ableton User Group in San Francisco, and she also volunteers in schools to teach music production to kids.


Course Curriculum

CHAPTER 1: PROGRAM THE DRUMS

  • Add Tracks and Browse Sounds
  • Explore the Drum Rack Layout
  • Customize the Drum Rack
  • Record and Quantize Drums
  • Edit Clips and Adjust Loops
  • Sequence Drums
  • Record with Repeat Mode
  • Use the Loop Selector

CHAPTER 2: ADD INTEREST TO YOUR DRUMS

  • Add Effects and Record Automation
  • Process the Drums
  • Apply a Pitch Bend
  • Humanize the Beat

CHAPTER 3: PLAY MELODIES AND CHORDS

  • Understand Notes and Scales
  • Play Chords
  • Record and Quantize a Melody
  • Generate Musical Ideas

CHAPTER 4: WRITE A BASSLINE

  • Load and Tune a Sample
  • Write the Bassline
  • Create a Bass Glide
  • Use the Melodic Step Sequencer
  • Sidechain the Bass

CHAPTER 5: BALANCE THE MIX

  • Use Global Mix Mode
  • Use Track Mix Mode

CHAPTER 6: BUILD AND REFINE IDEAS IN SESSION MODE

  • Work with Clips and Scenes
  • Create Song Sections
  • Record a Performance in Session Mode
  • Build the Intro
  • Record Automation
  • Finetune the Outro
  • Organize the Session

CHAPTER 7: SAMPLE WITH THE SIMPLER

  • Load and Explore the Simpler
  • Use One-Shot Mode
  • Use Classic Mode
  • Slice Up a Sample

CHAPTER 8: WORK WITH AUDIO

  • Add an Audio Track
  • Convert Audio to Simpler
  • Convert Audio to Drum Rack
  • Convert Audio to Melody, Harmony, and Drums

CHAPTER 9: PERFORM AND RECORD A SONG

  • Add Devices to the Master Track
  • Record from Session to Arrangement


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on January 1st and never ends! It's a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you finish.
What are the prerequisites?
You should already have a working knowledge of Ableton. This course focuses specifically on the Push 2. If you're new to Ableton, you might want to enroll in our Introduction to Ableton course before taking the Push 2 course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you're unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.