The ‘Push’ is an instrument that interfaces with Ableton Live music creation software. You can use it to create and manipulate sounds and make electronic music easily without looking at a computer. SRCS recently received fifteen Ableton Push controllers as part of the ‘Push School Donation program’ run by Ableton, a company based in Berlin, Germany. This Donation Program is all about people trading in their old controllers to get a discount on new ones. The traded-in Push controllers are refurbished and given to music education programs for young people along with a free copy of Ableton Live. SRCS was lucky enough to be one of these schools.
On August 10th the VET Tech Class ran an event called “Push Down”. At this event the VET Tech students demonstrated a couple of different approaches for using the Push Controllers to create music. VET Tech student Marcus and teacher Dan West demoed the Push controllers by performing for the school audience.
The audience then had the chance to use the Push Controllers to mash-up and create their own beats. Ableton sent us stickers, t-shirts and lanyards to giveaway as a prizes.