Push shown from the side, with hands playing the pads

Push shown from the side, with hands playing the pads

An expressive standalone instrument

Focus and feel

Push gives you independence from your computer so you can be fully in the moment with your music. Connect your gear. Sculpt your sound. Play in a style that’s recognizably yours. An upgradeable instrument with replaceable components and an ever-evolving bond with Ableton Live, Push is designed to sit at the heart of your setup for years to come.

MPE-enabled pads

Shape your sound with pads that respond to the slightest movement of your fingers. Bend, slide and shift between different notes, sounds and articulations.

Standalone playability

Push invites you to disconnect and be fully in the moment with your music. Send your Live sets to Push to work without a computer, then back again.

Built-in audio interface

Plug your instruments into Push’s own audio interface to record straight into your set. Plus, send CV and gate signals to your modular setup.

Expressive touch

Responsive MPE-enabled pads make Push an individually expressive instrument. Design multi-faceted sounds and perform them in your own style with the movement of your fingertips within each pad.

A person playing Push’s pads expressively with two hands. They slide between pads, change the pressure they apply, and move their fingers around within the pads to alter the sound.

Push’s 64 XY-sensitive pads respond to the subtlest shifts in finger placement and pressure. Feel your way around the pads to fluidly change your sound in multiple ways as you play.

A person playing Push with a slide guitar sound selected. They slide and bend notes, and add vibrato.

Play per-note bends and slides to mimic fretless strings, conjure theremin-style synths, or play liquidly shifting chords. Vary strings’ bowing techniques or play dynamically detailed wind parts, all without taking your hands off the pads.

A person playing Push, using a textured synth sound. They move fluidly between notes, and as they change the pressure and positioning of their fingers a tremolo effect is added, and the rate and depth modulated.

Paint your playing with precise color by adding tremolo or wah-wah to just some notes of a chord. Filter sounds with your fingers. Create your own instrumental hybrids and fluidly morph between completely different sounds.

A person finger drumming on Push. Each pad features multiple articulations and timbres of a percussive element depending on where and how they touch the pad.

Fingerdrum with timbral variation akin to a natural drum head, whether you’re playing an acoustic drum sound or an electronic one. Or play different percussion articulations within a pad – hits and rolls, open and closed hi-hats, sticks and brushes.

A person demonstrates some of the expressive sound content available on Push. They slide between notes, add vibrato, and filter sounds with their fingers.

Play your way through a library of nuanced sounds designed to make full use of Push’s expressive pad movements. Work with multi-articulated acoustic instruments and ensembles, take tactile control of all manner of synthesized sounds, and create shifting choral clouds with the exclusive Expressive Choir Pack by Spitfire Audio.

The heart of your setup

From sampling records to controlling modular jams, to making multi-track recordings of your band’s rehearsal, Push works as a flexible creative hub. Built robustly for frequent travel between sessions and stages, and made to work with your trusty old gear and your newest toys, it’ll see you through many changes in setup, sound and scene.


Made to evolve

With sturdy construction and a feature set that grows alongside Live’s development, every generation of Push has a deliberately long lifespan. Push 3’s user-upgradeable parts take longevity one step further. Watch and learn about the ethos behind the instrument.

Intuitive design

Push’s navigation is designed to get out of your way so you can stay focused on creating. Smoothly source sounds and devices from your library, and edit MIDI quickly using the jog wheel. See your session at a glance and your devices in detail on the large LCD display.

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Push from above, with the pads illuminated and Wavetable shown on the screen.

Detail photo of Push’s learn button.

Create a new set, or find the other sets you’ve saved.

Detail photo of Push’s Sets button.

Explore Push’s features and find links to online learning resources.

Detail photo of Push’s volume encoder.

Control Push’s output, master track and cue volumes.

Detail photo of Push’s Session View button.

See Session View and trigger scenes and clips on the screen while you’re playing the pads.

Use the jog wheel to edit MIDI notes and browse your Push library.

Detail photo of Push’s lock button.

Lock the stop clip, mute or solo functions so you can apply them to tracks quickly and accurately.

Detail photo of Push’s pads.

Capture MIDI parts you just played but forgot to record.

Detail photo of Push’s capture button.

Design sound with your fingers on 64 pads, each equipped with an XY sensor.

Detail photo of Push’s side arrows.

Navigate your Session View and trigger scenes using the upper arrows in Session Mode.

Detail photo of Push’s Note Mode button.

In Note Mode, use the pads to play MIDI notes into the selected track.

Detail photo of Push’s Session Pad Mode button.

In Session Pad Mode, use the pads to trigger clips and scenes.

One Push, two configurations

Set your Push up in a configuration that works for your budget and music-making needs. With a processor, battery and hard drive, Push functions as a standalone instrument. Without those components you need to connect Push to your computer to make music. You can add the standalone components later using the Upgrade Kit, and replace your processor, battery or hard drive to keep up with advances in technology.


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The upgrade kit contents, neatly arranged on a surface – the processor, hard drive, battery and heatsink, along with a screwdriver and a variety of screws.

Upgrade Kit

If you’ve configured your Push to connect to your computer, but later you want to use it as a standalone instrument, you can easily upgrade it yourself using the Upgrade Kit. Each Upgrade Kit contains a processor, hard drive, battery, heatsink and all the tools you need for assembly. 

Upgrade Kits will cost GBP 879.00 and will be available in late 2023.

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