Ableton Announces the Push 2 and LINK

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Big big news from Berlin.

At the first-ever all-Ableton conference called Loop, the music technology company announced three big deals.

Introducing the Push 2

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“Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspiration comes from. Push gives you the best of everything.” Read more here.

The company also announced a trade in program for your old Push machine. The trade-in program will allow your old device to go to music education programs like Beats By Girlz.


2: “Link” Allows You to Play in Time Live

“Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music.”

Triqtraq, Bassline, Gadget, plus Korg and Akai apps will soon all be synced to “Link.”

As our founding Ableton Live instructor Encanti puts it:

This is different from MIDI timecode because anyone on the Link network can change tempo, and pressing stop will not stop other computers playback, eliminating the idea of Master/Slave in MIDI sync. While they could make a profit selling the license for this technology, they are giving this technology away to developers for free, thus opening the doors for a new generation of electronic music performance and collaboration.

3: Live 9.5 Free Update Out Now

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Now the program has better sampling with Simpler, and updated meter and improved waveforms. Read more about 9.5 here.

Make the decision to get involved in this state-of-the-art music technology today. Start by emailing me for a tour of our facilities.

Regardless, it all makes for an astounding trio of announcements, which most assuredly made an emotional impact on Ableton’s supporters and Loop attendees.

Teacher Spotlight: Ben "Encanti" Cantil

As a pro synthesist, price our instructor Ben “Encanti” Cantil has worked on projects with notable companies Ableton, rx Cakewalk, remedy Izotope, Source Audio, and Keith McMillen Instruments. Encanti has also worked on visual shows for EOTO and Shpongle, as well as having performed as a member of Shpongle Live‘s USA Ensemble.

In the A/V duo Zebbler Encanti Experience, He takes a novel approach to producing and performing electronic dance music, trademarked by combining heavy experimental dubstep with mind-bending synchronized visual accompaniment by VJ Zebbler. The drive behind Encanti tracks are influenced by hard dubstep producers, while the sound design draws influence from the legendary work of Richard Devine and Aphex Twin. Encanti performs his music live on laptop like an instrument, with breakdowns and mutations orchestrated on the fly.

As one of our Mmmmaven instructors, he gave students an in-depth look at how Ableton functions, its capabilities, and how to utilize it as a live tool. By covering everything from composition and sound design to mixing and mastering, students gained the technical ability to express their creativity into original productions.

ZEE is currently on tour for the summer playing shows all over the country, from Texas to Vermont and Arizona to Tennessee. Following the tour, Encanti will embark on an incredible journey as he will be teaching at Berklee’s first international campus in Valencia, Spain. There he will share the same enthusiasm and reverence for the development of creative expression he showed over the year he was with us here at Mmmmaven. We’re sad to see him go yet so thrilled for the great opportunity he’s been given. Good luck in Spain, Ben!