Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart
Learn from 52 essential Push 2 video lessons
Learn by Doing
Become proficient in sequencing beats, building chords, and writing melodies on Push 2. Brian's hands-on approach will have you making music fast with your Push.
Who you learn from matters. Brian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and Ableton Certified Trainer from New York.
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Meet your Teacher
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”.
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.
2 Hours of Video
You get 52 HD video episodes that’ll take you from a beginner to a capable & confident user of Push in just 2 hours. You get a comprehensive look at the ultimate way to integrate Push 2 and Live.
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 lets you make music in one place, right at your fingertips.
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Preview the Course
What You’ll Learn
Introduction to Your Trainer
What is Push?
Your First Five Minutes with Push 2
Navigating and Browsing
Scene vs. Clip Workflow
Recording Beats Introduction
How to Create Beats on Push 2
Step Sequencing Drums
64 Pad Layout
Recording Melodies Introduction
Writing Melodies on Push 2
Step Sequencing Melodies
Sampling with Push 2
Simpler Classic Mode
Simpler One Shot Mode
Simpler Legato Mode
Simpler Slicing Mode
Controlling Devices Introduction
Controlling Devices with Push 2
Browsing and Loading
Session View Intro.
Session View on Push 2
Navigating Session View
Clip View Introduction
Clip View on Push 2
Mixing on Push 2
Using Mix Mode
User Mode Intro.
User Mode on Push 2
Using User Mode
Hear What People Are Saying
"Like a lot of others I’m sure, I don’t get to do music full time, so these videos fit right in whenever I have a chunk of spare time. A few minutes here and there, and I get a quick infusion of knowledge. When I have more time, I actually sit at my Push and really follow along, just to make sure I’ve caught all the nuances of the device (and there are many!) I appreciate the concise and easy-to-follow nature of the videos and Brian’s presentation style, as they fit into my busy life quite well. Brian speaks at a medium pace and very clearly as well, so it’s not frustrating that he talks too slow or fast, or mumbles, etc. It’s all very clear and high quality.
Anyone who has a Push 2 but maybe hasn’t gone very far beyond the basics with it, should get a lot out of this course and I think it is well worth having in your digital library." - Jonathan
"Many things are already said in the review of Jonathan. I just want to add that I agree with most of it and that this course is indeed done very well. I can really recommend it. Also, I am subscribed to two other (payed) streaming websites with courses of Ableton Push but the course on Warp Academy is clearly much better. The pace is perfect and it is really good to follow. I also like the red boxes on the screen whenever a button is pressed which makes it very easy to follow."-M.J.
"This course is definitely worth checking out. The attention to detail Brian puts in the modules is fanastic. It would take hours if not days to sift through and be able to find the little tips and tricks searching on Youtube. This course covers the very basics and goes all the way into advanced techniques for you to navigate all of Push 2. If you want to understand Push 2 within a few hours then this is the course for you."-Ryan Dekker
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What skill level is this course?
All skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with Push to take this course. Come one, call all! At the same time, if you’ve been poking around with your Push for some time, this course will help fill in all the gaps in your understanding of how to use it.
What if I don’t have a Push 2?
This course was designed for you to follow the videos lessons using your Push 2. If you don’t have a Push, you can still take the course. But it will kinda be like showing up to batting practice without your bat.
What if I have the original Push?
While this is a course specifically focused on Push 2, most of the curriculum and techniques are still applicable to first version of Push.
What version of Live 9 and Push does this course cover?
This course covers topics and features up to Live 9.6.
What if I don’t like the course?
We want you to be as excited about your course as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 60 days after purchase we will refund your money.
How long can I access the course videos?
You have lifetime access to the course videos.
Can I download the videos?
No we don’t offer downloading of the videos. The videos are available as on-demand streaming HD players that you can access from a computer or virtually any mobile device.
Is this course applicable to my genre?
In a word – yes. This course is designed to demonstrate how to use the Push, and that is applicable to any and all genres of music making.
Are there any system or hardware requirements?
Yes. To get the most out of this course, we recommend following along with the videos while using your Push 2 (or Push 1), and a computer with access to high speed internet. Minimum requirements are obviously the ability to run Ableton Live, so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine. Even if you have a Push 1 most concepts are still applicable.