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Ableton Push 3 Standalone released !!!

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  • @drez said:
    A month or so in, and I'm loving the standalone. I find myself just booting up all the time and starting ideas. I've had a few that I have transferred over to my MacBook to move on to the next phase of development, but getting down ideas is wonderful. Gotta order some CV and Midi "pigtails" to hook up to my Elektron's and a Behringer Edge that should be coming next month.

    No regrets!

    Awesome, glad to hear it! I’m on week two and feel the same so far, but there’s always the fear that enthusiasm will fade.

    I was a HUGE fan of Push 1 but started searching in earnest for a more portable solution when my laptop started showing its age in 2019. Tried to go iPad-centric then ran through a bunch of the “grooveboxes of the month” before admitting that Live/Push was fundamentally more compatible with how I like to work. Standalone is perfect for jamming on the couch while half-watching Star Trek with my partner, and Continuity is basically seamless when I have time to arrange and finalize. I also ordered no-name CV splitters off of Amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B096XNHTH3?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image for anyone looking) and am very excited to “properly” integrate my Moog semi-modulars.

    I will, however, say that I’m still thinking about how much it cost. I was able to sell my old audio interface, two MIDI controllers, and a handful of pedals that are fairly similar to Live devices, plus I was considering buying a multi-channel MIDI-to-CV adapter, plus I already had Live Suite and an ADAT expander, so the upfront cost was much lower for me than it might be for someone else. And despite that, Push 3 still feels expensive. But it also feels right when I’m using it, so I expect the sticker shock will fade.

  • @Korakios said:
    Standalone price = controller + Macbook Air M1 :p

    My thought, too.

    I’m actually holding out for the M3 MacBook Pro’s, but there goes the aforementioned savings you pointed out.

  • @echoopera said:
    It is done:

    SWEET! Will be interested to hear how you like it. So far for me, ideas are so easy to poop out. Its just a fun device.

  • edited September 2023

    @drez said:

    @echoopera said:
    It is done:

    SWEET! Will be interested to hear how you like it. So far for me, ideas are so easy to poop out. Its just a fun device.

    So far it feels right...there is a lot to like...I feel much better about it than I did the Maschine+ when I first got it.

    It's so interesting how different instruments can take your style in a new direction...let's see where this goes :)

    I am just loving Simpler on it...I love being able to easily ReSample and remix/rebuild...so freaking cool...

    I've tried the M+, SP 404MK2, and MPC One Samplers...I and I just prefer Simpler over all of them...so it's great that it's finally Stand-Alone.

    If Ableton ever makes Simpler available in Ableton Note...watch OUT!!!

    I have the MOTU Ultralite MK5 on order as well (I returned the Tascam Model 12 I mentioned in another thread for the MOTU)...I don't like the amount of space my older Scarlett OctaPre takes up in my setup.

  • edited September 2023

    @echoopera said:
    It is done:

    Sick setup man. Congrats. (I love that mini controller.)

    Btw does it come with a license for Ableton live for mac/pc?

  • It only comes with a license for Ableton Intro.

  • if you have a AU/VST, that’s obviously 3rd party, is there a wrapper or something for you to use the plug-in standalone mode?

  • edited September 2023

    In stand alone you only have access to the native instruments and effects within Live.

    When in Controller mode you can access all of Live+VSTs.

  • You also have access to max for live devices as well, though all do not work. I see in the new beta that they are now supporting M4L devices written in node.js!

  • @drez said:
    You also have access to max for live devices as well, though all do not work. I see in the new beta that they are now supporting M4L devices written in node.js!

    This is going to be a fun ride. I can't wait to see what cool and innovative tools developers create as Push 3 focused experiences.

  • The one thing that I wish push had was a row of buttons underneath or over the knobs that are dedicated to either "toggles" or "triggers". It feels like an obvious thing that would reap such huge benefits.

  • @drez said:
    You also have access to max for live devices as well, though all do not work. I see in the new beta that they are now supporting M4L devices written in node.js!

    This!

    As a example I can recommend 'Catch'. This is a monophonic performance sampler and works perfect on the Push 3 Standalone.

    https://www.novelmusic.org/m4l/catch

    Also Fors Kit is updated for using with the P3 SA.

  • @drez said:
    The one thing that I wish push had was a row of buttons underneath or over the knobs that are dedicated to either "toggles" or "triggers". It feels like an obvious thing that would reap such huge benefits.

    What MIGHT work, though, is if you could hold the "shift" key and have the buttons already there be able to serve that function.

  • I just picked up Catch and need to explore it some more. I have the Fors Kit, but for some reason it's not clicking with me. I need to focus more time with it...

  • @Pierre118 WOW, Catch is a great find!

  • @drez said:

    @drez said:
    The one thing that I wish push had was a row of buttons underneath or over the knobs that are dedicated to either "toggles" or "triggers". It feels like an obvious thing that would reap such huge benefits.

    What MIGHT work, though, is if you could hold the "shift" key and have the buttons already there be able to serve that function.

    Shift = Catch Everything Button to DO MORE PUSHING!!

  • @echoopera said:

    @drez said:

    @drez said:
    The one thing that I wish push had was a row of buttons underneath or over the knobs that are dedicated to either "toggles" or "triggers". It feels like an obvious thing that would reap such huge benefits.

    What MIGHT work, though, is if you could hold the "shift" key and have the buttons already there be able to serve that function.

    Shift = Catch Everything Button to DO MORE PUSHING!!

    Right! And if the screen could change when you hit that Shift button, even moar better.

  • @drez said:

    @echoopera said:

    @drez said:

    @drez said:
    The one thing that I wish push had was a row of buttons underneath or over the knobs that are dedicated to either "toggles" or "triggers". It feels like an obvious thing that would reap such huge benefits.

    What MIGHT work, though, is if you could hold the "shift" key and have the buttons already there be able to serve that function.

    Shift = Catch Everything Button to DO MORE PUSHING!!

    Right! And if the screen could change when you hit that Shift button, even moar better.

    It does that in Settings when you press Shift...I forget which menu, but the interaction model is there on Device for sure.

  • Really great walk thru of the Push 3 on the EZBot Stream:

  • @echoopera said:
    Really great walk thru of the Push 3 on the EZBot Stream:

    I genuinely can’t wait to dig into this — EZBot is one of the best instructors out there, but the Elektron workflow didn’t dazzle me. Stoked for him to demo a piece of gear I’ve actually clicked with!

  • Fridays Setup:

    an extract of todays exploration:

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    @echoopera Nice! How did you get yer stuff from iPad to P3S?

  • I did this in 30min with P3 on the couch last night. That was the random name it gave it :lol:

  • @drez said:
    I did this in 30min with P3 on the couch last night. That was the random name it gave it :lol:

    That’s ALL the internal drums, instruments etc!? That sounds as good as any DAW for sure.

    Is programming drums hard? What is the drum programming like? Is there a preset or list of stuff? Is writing and composing melodic lines difficult ?

    That thing looks so sick.

  • Looked what arrived today

    I am going to set it up with the iPad and 4 external synths and send it all over ADAT to the Push3.

  • @dreamcartel said:
    That’s ALL the internal drums, instruments etc!? That sounds as good as any DAW for sure.

    Well I mean Live IS a DAW so not too surprised :smile:

    Is programming drums hard? What is the drum programming like? Is there a preset or list of stuff? Is writing and composing melodic lines difficult ?

    Here's a few VERY short videos tutorials Ableton made. You can see in a few minutes for yourself with just the first few videos what the workflow is like I think:

    https://www.ableton.com/en/help/learn-push-2/

  • @Tarekith said:

    @dreamcartel said:
    That’s ALL the internal drums, instruments etc!? That sounds as good as any DAW for sure.

    Well I mean Live IS a DAW so not too surprised :smile:

    Is programming drums hard? What is the drum programming like? Is there a preset or list of stuff? Is writing and composing melodic lines difficult ?

    Here's a few VERY short videos tutorials Ableton made. You can see in a few minutes for yourself with just the first few videos what the workflow is like I think:

    https://www.ableton.com/en/help/learn-push-2/

    Thanks: this shows me not only will I never get this machine, but that my current configuration and workflow is not only more than adequate, it’s perfect for me:
    1) iPad/iPhone (+USB adapter)
    2) Roland S-1
    3) Roland Zenbeats
    4) ios/iPadOS amazing apps
    5) Arturia minilab 3
    6) Beats Studio

    I could never possibly even trick myself into thinking (if you heard my last track) that it could be usable by me

    That’s perfect for echo because that’s his style and he knows it well, but that’s just as new to me as dRambo and iOS was in march

    I think I’ll stick with the cheap, inexpensive, economical and easy way to go. I got all I need plus a couple of apps I don’t.

    No more buying gear and def no more apps

  • It took me almost a decade to get here and I’m still learning. Enjoy the journey. It’s what allows us to grow. 👊🏼🎚️

  • @dreamcartel said:

    @drez said:
    I did this in 30min with P3 on the couch last night. That was the random name it gave it :lol:

    That’s ALL the internal drums, instruments etc!? That sounds as good as any DAW for sure.

    Is programming drums hard? What is the drum programming like? Is there a preset or list of stuff? Is writing and composing melodic lines difficult ?

    That thing looks so sick.

    Yeah that’s just scrolling through the presets and slapping some effects on as I go. Live has some really good sound packs!

    Those drums aren’t programmed, they are just played live on the pads. I practice finger drumming a lot, so it’s kind of second nature at this point.

    I’ve had all 3 pushes since day one so I’m used to the isomorphic key layout as well. Like anything, you just have to keep practicing even while you suck at it. Because we all are bad at the beginning. But persistence gives payoff.

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