Fastlane Tutoriel Ableton Live – PUSH HACKER 2 – Getting started

Hi and welcome to this tutorial for Fastlane 
digital audio school down in Montpellier france   an ableton certified training center. Today i'm 
really proud to introduce to you the Push Hacker   2. This max for live device is the result of 
the collaboration between soundmanufacture and   Fastlane. Push hacker 2 has been recoded from 
the ground up to make it more powerful and more   flexible than ever. Push hacker 2 enables you to 
assign or reassign any feature on the Push whilst   in note or session mode so you will be able to 
customize your Push whilst retaining that strong   integration we find in note or session mode. 
To use Push Hacker 2 you need a MIDI track so   i'm going to now create a MIDI track here 
and drop the push hacker directly onto it.   You can rename that track if 
you need i'm going to do that 'push hacker' of course here we go that way.

the interface of push hacker opens immediately   and recognizes if you've attached push one or 
push two to the computer but if you unplug your   push and the push hacker loses the connection you 
can always click on this button here rescan push   to re-enable the communication. So the virtual 
push interface here on the left hand side of push   hacker 2 enables you to choose which controls, 
which features you'd like to hack. All the hacks   you'll do will work in note or session mode 
and they will be kept across these two modes.   So as you probably know in session mode you 
can launch clips and launch scenes here on the   right handside and you may want to hack for 
example the two top rows here on the matrix   so i'm gonna choose the top left pad here, look it 
turned yellow, and i'm now gonna choose within the   seven functions here on the right hand side to 
hack that feature.

So we're gonna look at most   of the functions here in this tutorial but i'll 
keep the clip function for the next tutorial.   So the first function we're going to talk about 
is the map function. So first of all at the top   there you'll notice that the pad you chose on the 
virtual push is now listed here you can assign   up to eight different parameters using these map 
buttons so to start with i'm going to choose and   click one of the send dials so now when i trigger 
the pad on push that send is going up and down.   I can choose the minimum and maximum value 
for each of these mappings and i can invert   their values using this i button here. Let's go 
and assign another parameter for example this   volume fader here and i can now control both 
these parameters using one pad on my push   i can determine the color of the pad when the 
function is on and its color when the function   is off. You see now the color on the pad has 
changed each of the functions you use on the   push hacker 2 will let you send a message 
on the push screen this actually could be   quite convenient to remember what you actually 
assigned to each of the features of your push   so now when i use the pad you'll see 
a message appears on push's screen let's now go and choose another feature on push 
for example that button below the screen here and   i'll demonstrate another function the 'clip grid'. 
the pad matrix at the center of your push as you   may know appears in live as a square around your 
clips in the session view so basically that square   which is red in this instance will show you which 
zone of your clips push can actually control.   It's quite common to make that red square move 
during a performance using that top cursor here   but when you need to move that square far away 
from its actual position it's quite unconvenient   to press that cursor many times and also not very 

So using this function we'll be able to   send that square to a very specific location we 
have predetermined so i'm now going to select   one of the locations in live for example 
at the top left corner here and then press   the learn button. Let's now choose another feature 
of push and assign the clip grid function to it   as well and choose a different location in the 
session view in live so when i now use both these   buttons in turn you can see the red square jumps 
to the locations i previously chose this is well   convenient so we don't have to press many times 
that cursor to move from one tune to another in   a live set and it's also way more precise you see 
the square jumps exactly where we want it to go.   So whilst in the same clip grid function i can 
choose up to four different locations so now if   i choose a different location in live and i press 
the learn button you'll see the red square jumps   in turn to the different locations i chose so 
this feature obviously maximizes the space on   your push but it also quite convenient to jump to 
different sections of the same tune for example.   Let's now choose one of the dials 
at the top of the virtual push here   these features can only be assigned to one type 
of function the 'curve' function so once again   you'll be able to assign up to four parameters in 

These could be in the mixing section or even   on your effects so for example let's first assign 
the frequency on that auto-filter. Using the graph   here i can now determine the movement of that 
parameter over time so for example the filter will   go up rapidly first and then lower back down to 
go back up again towards the end of the dial i'm   now going to assign a different parameter to the 
second map button i'm now going to select its   curve using these buttons here and let's program 
this so it only goes up towards the very end of   the dial i can also adjust its minimum and maximum 
value now when i turn the dial you'll see these   parameters behave exactly like i programmed them 
on the graph and these behaviors apply upwards   and downwards of course.

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