So now that Push 3 is out, but plenty of users are happy to stick with their previous version, we thought it’s time to give Push 2 some love and extra capabilities. Enter Push 2 Pedal Expression, a Max for Live MIDI effect created by Ableton developer Ralf Suckow. It allows you to attach one or two passive analog expression pedals to your Push 2, calibrate their movements, and then use them to send all kinds of MIDI data. And did I mention, Ralf is offering it for free?!
Push 2 Pedal Expression supports passive analog expression pedals – any polarity, tip or ring, between 5k and 300 kOhm.
Simply add the MIDI effect to a MIDI track. Push 2 needs to be connected and turned on, the expression pedal(s) to one of Ableton Push 2’s pedal jacks as well. Then the MIDI effect’s display directs you through a series of steps to calibrate it.
Once that’s done, you can select the desired MIDI control change for the pedal. Available are the following: modwheel, breath control, foot control, volume, balance, pan, expression control, effect control 1 and 2, sustain, and hold 2/trigger. You can now control these extra parameters with your pedal.
The calibration and CC selection are both saved with the Live Set, and are automatically activated when either the Live Set is loaded or Push 2 is connected.
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