When a musical idea pops into your head, it’s important that technology doesn’t get in the way. Computers can help you create rich and diverse sounds, but it’s an instrument that can truly help to you to capture your inspiration. Push gives you the best of everything.
Push is an instrument that gives you everything you need to make music in one place, right at your fingertips. This powerful and expressive instrument gives you access to an unlimited world of music making possibilities!
Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart is a brand new course built from the ground up by our newest trainer at Warp Academy, Ableton Certified Trainer, Brian Funk, aka. AfroDJMac. In Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, you get a comprehensive look at the ultimate way to integrate Push 2 and Live.
After taking Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, you’ll know the Push inside and out. You’ll be more productive with your time in the studio and have the confidence to flex the full potential of this music making machine!
An Introduction to Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart
Interactive Webinar Session
IMPORTANT: Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart includes a LIVE, 3 hour interactive group webinar session with the creator of this course, Brian Funk, Ableton Certified Trainer. The live webinar session is on Saturday January 7th 2017 from 12PM-3PM, PST convert to your local time. Brian will be interacting with you as an audience and fielding any and all questions you have about the course and your Push 2 unit. The webinar session will be recorded and uploaded within 4 days of the webinar, this gives us time to edit, transcode and upload the recording to be viewed properly.
Watch Vespers Push 2 Performance – ‘Hot for a Minute’
What You’ll Learn
In this course you’ll learn everything from setup, performing and recording beats, programming melodies and chords, to mixing and arranging music directly on Push 2. After taking Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart, we guarantee you’ll be able to:
- Use Push 2 for all stages of your production process
- Discover all the must-know features & secrets of Push 2
- Load, edit, and automate Instruments, Effects and plug-ins on Push 2
- Write and edit drum beats on Push 2
- Build chords and compose melodies on Push 2
- Compose, edit and mix tracks using Push 2
- Customize Push 2’s User Mode for your own unique setup
- Produce without looking at the computer screen!
Free Preview Video: What is Push?
What You’ll Get
Over the course of 10 in-depth modules and 50 HD video lessons, you’ll learn how to master virtually every aspect of Push 2. When you register for Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart you’ll get:
- 50 HD video lessons. Succinct and to the point; all killer, no filler
- A LIVE, 3 hour interactive group webinar session with Brian
- Student Discounts of 20-60% off our partners and third party plugin providers! (including Ableton, iZotope, xFer Serum Synth and more!)
Free Preview Video: Playing Melodies
- Introduction to Your Trainer
- What is Push?
- Your First Five Minutes with Push 2
- Navigating and Browsing
- Scene vs. Clip Workflow
- Recording Beats Intro.
- How to Create Beats on Push 2
- Pad Layout
- Selecting Drums
- Swapping Samples
- Step Sequencing Drums
- Playing Drums
- Creating Variations
- Loop Controls
- Drum Automation
- 64 Pad Layout
- Recording Melodies Intro.
- Writing Melodies on Push 2
- Pad Layout
- Playing Melodies
- Recording Melodies
- Step Sequencing Melodies
- Creating Variations
- Sampling Intro.
- Sampling with Push 2
- Loading Samples
- Simpler Classic Mode
- Simpler One Shot Mode
- Simpler Legato Mode
- Simpler Slicing Mode
- Controlling Devices Intro.
- Controlling Devices with Push 2
- Browsing and Loading
- Navigating Tracks
- Navigating Devices
- Session View Intro.
- Session View on Push 2
- Pad Layout
- Navigating Session View
- Clip View Intro.
- Clip View on Push 2
- Editing Clips
- Mixing Intro.
- Mixing on Push 2
- Using Mix Mode
- User Mode Intro.
- User Mode on Push 2
- Using User Mode
Free Preview Video: Simpler Slicing Mode
About Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk aka. AfroDJMac
Brian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and Ableton Certified Trainer from New York. He began his musical career with the guitar, playing in numerous rock bands, recording albums and embarking on tours of the East Coast of the United States. In an effort to expand his studio’s capabilities and songwriting arsenal, Brian turned toward computer-based music in 2006.
As a guitarist and songwriter, he found Ableton Live to be the ultimate tool to unlock his creativity and bring his studio creations to the stage. A curious sound designer, Brian regularly releases free Ableton Live devices that challenge conventional sound-design-thinking, via his website and YouTube channel. His series of Two Minute Ableton Live Tips earned him the title of true “a legend in the Ableton Community” (Ableton Blog 6/26/12).
As a writer and high school English educator, teaching Live and music production is the perfect marriage of two life passions. Brian specializes in teaching Live for songwriters and rock musicians, home and professional studio application, and live performances. His experience as a rock musician offers students a unique insight into bridging music of the past with the music of the future.
Brian has written, authored, and produced various courses on Music Production and Ableton Live. He teaches Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live at Berklee Online. Along with his own blog, Brian writes for various music publications on the web.