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Hi Guys, This is Paul with UniqueSquared.com. As everyone talks about Push but not everyone
has gotten their hands on one, a common question is being asked about whether or not third
party plugins will be as easy to use with Push as Ableton's own Suite products. As you
can see, using Ableton's own Operator, controls are easy to access, and even when menu diving,
navigation is clean and simple. Sadly, third party plugins are not this integrated out
of the box, but luckily, that's a very easy fix. Using an instance of Korg's Polysix,
we'll show you the quickest method for getting the controls you like at the top level. Go
to the Polysix plugin, or something similar from your own library, in the channel view
and click the "Configure" button. Once this is clicked, via the plugin view, select the
controls you want mirrored by Push. These will appear in the order they are selected.
I like to have my filters and basic shaping controls available at the top level, so those
are the ones I select. On playback you can see that the Polysix plugin quickly slides
into the Push workflow with minimal preparation. Thanks to how the Polysix is set up, all the
labels are easy to read and they spread across the Push LCD just like Ableton's own Suite
products. With a few quick tweaks, the Polysix is suddenly playing more like the analog original
it is modeled after.
With a more complicated plugin, like Native Instruments Massive, you might want more controls
than the simple top level configuration I built for the Polysix. You might say, "but
Paul, how am I supposed to succeed in this Godless world with only 8 knobs?" To which
I would say "stop whining," but more importantly, the tabbed menu system in Push is great for
these kind of breakouts. As we select four and then eight controls, we see everything
still appear on the first page. We will keep adding controls, but no longer see them adding
on our visible page in Push. Just as in the case of the Polysix, the Massive controls
are now responding quickly in the "oh so Push" way that makes everyone so happy with Push.
If we dive down into the second level of the controls for massive, we can now see that
we have three pages listed on the bottom part of the LCD menu. Each of these pages can be
accessed via the button immediately below them in the Device view.
And that's the very simple way that you can map third party plugins to Ableton Push. If
you don't want to do this every time you use the plugin, simply save the device and load
that one in the future.
For the best prices on Ableton, Ableton Push, or to learn more about about both, visit us
at UniqueSquared.com. Thanks for watching.