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Ableton Push Controller

Ableton Push Controller

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Play With Your Digits

Music has come a long way from the rudimentary strings and skins we used to pluck and play, but to make a smooth transition from analog to digital music-making, you’ll need the right equipment. A fully operational device that lets you tweak every part of the sound and song, the Ableton Push Controller puts the power of an electronic orchestra at your fingertips.

Note: On this drop, you will receive Live 9 Intro in addition to the Ableton Push Controller.

Ableton Push Controller

Push It to the Limit

Using the 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, you can play live beats and zip between scales without stretching across the table, thanks to the condensed formation. Depending how you strike each pad, and for how long, the Push responds with different actions. For example, you can hold down a pad to repeat notes in time with your track, all while you adjust the swing or repeat divisions in real time. You can also play step sequence beats, adjust loops, or simply play along with the colored panels detailing other notes in the same scale. For a more detailed look at the capabilities, check out the video embedded below.

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Make It Live

When you need to switch sounds or kits, the eight encoders at the top let you easily change your instrument without breaking your focus. To keep track of your parameters, a four line LCD display rests right above. Connecting easily to your computer, the Ableton Push Controller is powered by Live 9, Ableton’s own music software. You can jam out on the controller alone, then turn to your computer and find all of your tracks ready and waiting to be further refined in Live. On this drop, we are including an Intro version of Live 9, which comes with three instruments and over 700 sounds.

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Ableton Push Controller Demo Video


  • Ableton
  • Designed by Akai Professional
  • 64 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
  • RGB backlighting
  • 11 touch-sensitive encoders
  • Four line LCD alphanumeric display
  • 17 cm touch strip for pitch bend/scrolling
  • 24 LEDs for navigation
  • Connections: USB port, power adapter input, two assignable footswitch inputs
  • 14.57 x 11.54 x 1.81 in (370 x 293 x 46 mm)
  • 6.6 lbs (2990 g)


  • Universal power supply: 110 - 240 VAC
  • 50/60 Hz with interchangeable heads for North/Central America & Japan, Europe, and the UK (Type A, C, G)
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Download version of Live 9 Intro


Domestic orders will be shipped by the vendor and international orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Sep 1, 2014 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.