Push: using own samples

So I just got my Push. Now I want to start making beats with drum rack and load my own samples into it. Before Push, I used to make a midi track, place a drum rack inside it and then start looking for samples via the browser. Is there a way to mimic this in Push? I didn't find a may to add separate samples to a drum racks pads. But then again, I haven't fully explored the Push yet and I apologise in advance for asking a obvious question.

I rarely use Live's own drum racks and drum sets, I always build my own, as I think many do, so I hope there is a simple way of doing this.


Tonka3000 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Citizen
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    Thanks for the video. That's pretty good.

    But MAN, it is sooooo annoying having to browse all the way through to your user sample library each time when you do a new pad. Push should remember the last area you were browsing, so you do not have to navigate there each time.

    Alternatively, a shortcut to get to your favourite locations would be great.

    Finally, why can't I duplicate pads? This is so simple to do in Maschine.

    4 years ago | 1 comment
  • Hungry_Man
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    I'm so surprised when designing push, no-one at Ableton thought people might want to use it for building their own drum racks. The whole point is to produce without touching the mouse or keyboard. I'm amazed there is no functionality at all. you can't navigate the folder with the up down buttons and you can't load a sample in by pressing the push button corresponding to the drum rack cell you want the sample in

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Ginkgo
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    Short answer - sort of. You can load your drum rack, select an individual cell, then hit "browse" again, navigate to drum hits, and surf through your collection.

    Longer answer - read my response to this question:


    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • Shurikan
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    Does this method also work with the simpler device?

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • georgiotolias
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    hi  i actually made a video showing how to do it the right way '


    4 years ago | 1 comment

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