Ableton PUSH Core I - Online



Learn to produce, create, sample, arrange, pad drum and mix with Ableton's flagship instrument Push.
6 weeks
Instructor: Mitch Lee (Ableton Certified Trainer) & Isaac Cotec (Ableton Certified Trainer)
Price: $371 USD - £264 GBP - $499 CAD
Start Dates: February 27 - April 10 2017, April 17 - June May 29 2017, June 5 - July 17 2017

Who is this course for?

  • Push users who are looking to get  more out of their Push instrument
  • Producers brand new to Push

What you will need

  • Ableton Live 9.5 Suite (purchase the EDU version and save up to $300)
  • Ableton Push 2 (Push 1 users are welcome however the course is focussed on Push 2 and Push 1 users will not be able to follow along on some lessons, ie: Sampling Workflow).


  • You are looking for weekly guidance and the ability to ask questions and get feedback on your production
  • You want more than just a manual
  • You want weekly assignments and exercises
  • You want workflow advice and ideas
  • You own a Push and want to learn production techniques
  • You own a Push and want to learn arranging and mixing techniques

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You do not understand basic Ableton concepts
  • You do not own a Push

i own a push 1, can i take this course?

This course is taught with a Push 2. Many of the concepts will apply to Push 1 owners, however the lesson on Sampling will be specific to Push 2 owners. 75% of the lessons will apply to Push 1 owners. 


  • Each lesson will be about 30min - 1hour to go through. Some students watch it 2-3 times.
  • You are then given an assignment which could take you any where from 15min - 1.5 hours depending on how deep you. Assignments are optional however are recommended as you will receive 1on1 video feedback from your instructor. 
  • Each week there is either a group online chat (1 hour Skype) or 1on1 chat (15min Skype) with your instructor.
  • You are encouraged to spend 10minutes a day on Melodics (drum pad practice app). 


  • Every Saturday at 2pm MT we unlock a new lesson, live packs, samples and assignments through the online Beat Drop classroom.
  • If you would like feedback you send your week's assignment to your instructor for 1on1 video feedback.
  • Every week you will have either a 1on1 virtual call or a real time class chat and review the week's lessons and answer any questions you might have.
  • Group Calls are on Saturday's at 12:00pm MT (Calgary AB Canada). Check your Time Zone.
  • 1on1 calls are Tuesday's or Saturday's at a time you schedule with the instructor.
  • You can network and collaborate with your class on a daily basis on our private online classroom.
  • You will receive a 2 month membership to Melodics. Melodics is an app that is incorporated into your weekly lesson's to help you get better at pad drumming, faster.
  • You will have 3 month's to access the videos and lessons.


  • You will have 6 week access to the instructor
  • You will have a lifetime access to the online lessons 

Topics Include:

  • Browsing and loading sounds
  • Programming beats
  • Recording Audio with the Push
  • Pad Drumming and Cue Point Drumming
  • Recording drums in real time
  • Step sequencing drums and melodic elements
  • Making your drums groove
  • Understanding notes and scales
  • Creating chords and arpeggios
  • Sampling with the Push
  • Synthesis with the Push
  • Controlling the mixer
  • Controlling Live devices
  • Performing Live with Push
  • Arranging and Song structure
  • 64 pad drumming and sound design
  • Browsing and loading third-party plugins



Lesson 1 - Beat Production

  • Finger/Pad Drumming
  • Step Sequencing
  • Hybrid Programming
  • Pad Drumming and Melodics

Lesson 2 - Sampling Workflow

  • Creating a Loop
  • Sampling from Vinyl
  • Sampling Drums
  • Sampling from your computer
  • Creating an instrument from Samples

Lesson 3 - Notes, Scales and Chords

  • Isomorphic Keyboard Layout
  • Finger positions and techniques
  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Chord Progressions
  • Melodic Step Sequencer

Lesson 4 - Recording Audio

  • Recording with a Foot Pedal
  • Recording Guitar
  • Third Party Plugins
  • Recording Bass
  • Loop and Fixed Length Recording
  • Controlling a Hardware Synth

Lesson 5 - Arranging and Mixing

  • Macro Arranging on the Push
  • Organizing and Preparing Clips
  • Creating New Scenes
  • Recording into Arrangement View
  • Mixing Techniques and Pre Mixing on the Push
  • EQ and Compression
  • Gain Staging

Lesson 6 - Live Performance

  • Integration with other Midi Controllers
  • Live Template setup
  • Using hardware (drum machines and synths)

Bonus Lessons

  • Creating a Selector Kit (128 Drum Rack) for the Push
  • Push Secrets and Shortcuts
  • Stank Pack - Funk Sample Pack - Walkthru and Demo

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