|Industry||Music Software, Music Equipment Manufacturer|
|Gerhard Behles (CEO), Jan Bohl (COO/CFO), Robert Henke (co-founder).|
|Products||Ableton Live, Ableton Push|
|Revenue||18.5m USD (2012) |
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Ableton, Inc. (US Subsidiary), Ableton KK (JP Subsidiary), Cycling '74|
Ableton AG is a German music software company that produces and distributes the production and performance program Ableton Live and a collection of related instruments and sample libraries, as well as their own hardware controller Ableton Push. Ableton's office is located in the Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, with a second office in Pasadena, California.
Taken on its own terms, though, Push 2 is quite simply the most powerful, wildly creative Ableton Live controller on the market, and more comfortable in its own skin than its predecessor. Learn Live Videos: Push 2. Live Versions: 10; Operating System: All; Here you will find links to our tutorial videos for Push Learning: Latest videos. Chromatic Note Mode. Note Mode and Step Sequencer in depth. Recording in the Arrangement View. General overview. Sequencing drums. Playing drums - advanced.
Ableton AG is a German music software company that produces and distributes the production and performance program Ableton Live and a collection of related instruments and sample libraries, as well as their own hardware controller Ableton Push. Ableton's office is located in the Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, with a second office in Pasadena, California. The Ableton Push 2 is a huge upgrade to the already powerful Push controller. Based around a velocity sensitive RGB-lit grid and full color screen, the Push 2 offers flexible insight into everything going on in your Ableton set. From melodic playing to drum sequencing and sample chopping to synth. In the first quarter of 2018, Ableton Live 10 was officially released, and the release of the new version added some new features to Ableton Push 2, including a new melodic step sequencing layout and MIDI note view. Late 2020, Ableton officially announced Ableton Live 11 for 2021 Q1 and was released on February 23 2021.
Ableton was founded in 1999 by Gerhard Behles, Robert Henke of Monolake, and Bernd Roggendorf. After Behles' work on granular synthesis features for Native Instruments' Reaktor, as well as earlier software using a Silicon Graphics workstation at the Technical University of Berlin, Live was first released as commercial software in 2001. Behles remains the chief executive officer of Ableton.
In March 2007, Ableton announced it was beginning a collaboration with Cycling '74, producers of Max/MSP. This collaboration is not directly based on Live or Max/MSP, but rather combines the two companies' strengths in a new product.
Puzzle feed app. In January 2009, the Ableton/Cycling '74 product 'Max for Live' was announced. 'Max for Live' makes it possible to create Max/MSP patches directly inside of Live. The patches act like other plug-ins in Live do, supporting preset saving, automation, and other features. It is possible to create both customized hardware plug-ins and patches as well as actions within those plug-ins that control every aspect of Live, essentially anything that can be clicked with a mouse.
Ableton holds many music production sessions and seminars to learn to use their software, and licenses 'certified Ableton trainers.'
In April 2015, Ableton published the hardcover book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers written by Dennis DeSantis who is the Head of Documentation at Ableton and formerly a sound designer for Native Instruments. The work is organized according to three main categories: Problems of Beginning, Problems of Progressing, and Problems of Finishing and aims primarily to address 'the non-technical aspects of the process of making music.' While it shows images only of Ableton Live, the information is not specific to Ableton Live.
In June 2017, Ableton acquired Cycling '74, developers of the digital signal processing environment Max/MSP and its integrated version Max for Live.
In the first quarter of 2018, Ableton Live 10 was officially released, and the release of the new version added some new features to Ableton Push 2, including a new melodic step sequencing layout and MIDI note view.
Late 2020, Ableton officially announced Ableton Live 11 for 2021 Q1 and was released on February 23 2021.
Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation developed by Ableton and is currently in its eleventh version. There are four versions of the software, of which three are available for purchase: Live 11 Standard (the core software for music performance and creation), Live 11 Suite (Ableton Live, Max for Live + all of Ableton's software instruments/effects), Live 11 Intro (an introductory version of Live with track and effect limitations), and Live Lite (currently at version 10) that comes bundled free with a number of hardware and applications but is not available to buy separately. Ableton Live is designed to be used with a wide range of USB and MIDI controllers, as well as instruments and virtual instruments.
The company constructed the Push controller for Live 9 in cooperation with Akai Professional. It gives access to most performing elements within the Digital audio workstation from the one unit, playing notes on a device or instrument, sequencing melodic notes and parameters, and triggering clips via a 64 pad matrix. In 2015, Ableton released the second iteration of the Push, Ableton Push 2, which features an onboard display and better integration with the Live software.
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Is Ableton working on a new Push 3 that is not just a MIDI controller but a standalone groove box based on Live, a leak indicates this.
This is a rumor or a potential leak, I cannot confirm the truthfulness of the photo
Almost two weeks ago Native Instruments showed the Maschine+, a groovebox and standalone version of their popular machine software. Today a picture leaked that shows that another well-known music tech company from Berlin may be working on a groovebox. More precisely, we’re talking about Ableton here, who are probably working hard on their Push 3.
Today a picture of a possible successor to Push 2 was leaked in the Chinchin Ray Ableton Live Tutorials group on Facebook. You don’t see much in the picture, but the things you can see indicate an expanded Push controller that will be more than a MIDI controller.
In the picture, you can only see the back of the device, a number 3, and the dates 20/21. The connections are very interesting: it starts on the left side with an SD card slot which may tell us that Push 3 will be more than a MIDI controller. Typically, it’s made for storing own samples, projects… on it and possibly that tells us that Push 3 will be maybe a standalone groovebox based on Ableton Live.
Next to this, we have a headphone out with volume control, stereo audio input and stereo output, and an aux-in/out. This also clearly says that the device will have a built-in interface. Either as an add-on for the MIDI controller (like the Maschine Mk3), as an output device for the standalone version, or for both. Also onboard is a classic 5pin MIDI interface with probably 2 inputs and outputs which is great for connecting external gear to it.
Also new compared to the Push 2 is a two-port USB hub on the right side with which you can probably connect MIDI controllers or external drives in case it is a standalone device. Unfortunately, you can’t see it exactly, but it seems like there is also a classic USB port with which the device can connect the computer. Last but not least, we have a DC power input for DC12V.
Standalone Or An Expanded Push 2 MIDI Controller
Many musicians are aware that a new Ableton Push is in the air. Only the developers in Berlin know what it will look like and when it will be released. However, this leak ignited the rumors. A standalone device or a pure MIDI controller like the Push 1/2 is the biggest question. I don’t know whether the picture is real or a fake, but if you trust it, there are many indications of a standalone version. One of the biggest hints for a standalone version would be the built-in SD card slot, which would make little sense in a pure MIDI controller.
I would trust Ableton to take the next big step and build their “Live” experience into a hardware device. A lot of people wish that. It would also be extremely exciting, as Native Instruments only recently announced its beat production baby Maschine in hardware in form of the Maschine+. That would be a Berlin duel of grooveboxes. I am curious whether this Ableton Push 3 leak is true or not. If so, 2021 will be an exciting year. What do you think?
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