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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:08 pm    Post subject: NTD (New thing Day) Reply with quote

Over the last little while I've been trying to move away from using software of.....let's say dubious origins. In an effort to sort of consolidate all my computer based music stiff I stared using the Ableton Push last year with the Live Lite package.

Recently I met a lovely guy who had a Push 2 with the fully upgraded suite inc a load of extras he was looking to shift to fund a guitar so he cane over, we did a deal and now I have a (legit) full version of Live and the awesome Push 2 controller. I'll miss the guitar I let go but it was worth it for the deal I got. Plus I now have a Push Mk1 and Live lite licence that I can sell/trade to pickup a Bass Station II or something similar (I have a real hankering for a filth bass synth). I have more than enough guitars.

Here's some pics, as you can see the Push 1 and 2 are almost the same size. The only down side is that the Push 2 needs its own power supply, probs due to the fancy upgraded screen. I'll be having a proper go on it tomorrow when I re-jig my desk and take the old push out.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TIGHT!
I've always been curious about those, but haven't had the chance to try one.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're really great. I'm a fan of finger drumming and they're actually really good for that. The Maschine 2 is pretty good but I find the larger pads to be a little more unpredictable.

The pads are even better on the Push 2, you need a lighter touch with it but I'll need to get used to it. It's super versatile when using with Live.

I'd recommend borrowing one and spending a bit of time with it. I'm sure you'd get a lot out of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got an Akai pad for use with ableton and I've always wanted a push but recent synth releases have put it at the back of the list. Love ableton though & always try and persuade pls to try it. For my type of competition it's perfect
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you think of the Spark Lorez Thomas? Been looking at the SparkLE recently to use both as a drum machine (for electronic type stuff) and as a controller for EZDrummer.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spark is actually just a VST instrument that comes with the a dedicated controller.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
Spark is actually just a VST instrument that comes with the a dedicated controller.


That's what i thought as well
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
Spark is actually just a VST instrument that comes with the a dedicated controller.


Yeah, sorry, "drum machine" was probably the wrong term. I know it doesn't operate as a standard alone instrument, which would be fine for my needs. But I've never really gelled with software only instruments and like the idea of a dedicated hardware controller.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case this sounds perfect for you. I love the classic stylings of the controller and the fact you can fully use it without having to access it via the computer if you don't want to. I have the older style larger controller.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you seen the new Arturia DrumBrute? All analogue, individual outs for all the instruments 370 street price here in the UK and probably similarly priced in the US. Built in sequencer too.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're god damn right I saw it.
and IT MUST BE MINE
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting it for Xmas (stock permitting). A local shop had one in today to do a demo on and they were over the moon with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched that video and for 399 rrp that is amazing. I'm wanting this more than the deepmind at the moment.
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