Push with Live 12 - Beta Release Notes

Push 2.1b6 and Live 12.1b6

July 24, 2024

New features and improvements:

  • Macro variations can now be overwritten from Push 3 by using the context menu accessible when nudging jog wheel to the right.


  • Fixed a bug where device parameter names would overlap with other parameter names in Roar and Note Echo.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred on Push in Standalone Mode when muting tracks containing Drum Sampler Drum Rack presets.
  • Previously, it was possible to add a clip to a return track or the main track, which led to a crash. This behavior is now fixed.
  • Scrolling back to the beginning of the list of macro variations now always shows the selected variation or operation.
  • Editing macro mappings on Push (i.e. setting min and max values or deleting mappings) now works for macros that map to a parameter of a device in a return chain.
  • A Filter button is now shown inside a folder located inside a user label.

Push 2.1b5 and Live 12.1b5

July 15, 2024

No specific updates for Push.

Push 2.1b4 and Live 12.1b4

July 9, 2024


  • Added missing Meld's parameters on Push:
    • Oscillator Octave Transpose
    • LFO 2 Retrigger
    • LFO 2 Phase Offset
  • Fixed an issue in Push's browser where clips were using the sample icon instead of the clip icon.
  • The Transpose parameter in Drum Sampler can now be adjusted more precisely from Push.
  • The new Groove parameter now disappears as expected when editing MIDI clips.

Push 2.1b3 and Live 12.1b3

July 5, 2024


  • In Meld, fixed an incorrect Push mapping on the Matrix bank to the Engine B Pressure modulation amount page when Engine A was selected.

Push 2.1b2 and Live 12.1b2

July 3, 2024


  • When creating a user label in Push's browser, a notification is now displayed showing the user label's name.

Push 2.1b1 and Live 12.1b1

July 2, 2024

New Features and Improvements

Macro Mapping

Group Devices: Hold Shift and press the upper display button above a device to show the context menu, then press Group to group the device into a Rack. This creates the ability to map macros. If you'd like to group multiple devices at once, toggle the devices you'd like to group using the upper display buttons in the context menu, then press Group.

Macro Map Parameters: You can touch any mappable encoder, and a Map to Macro button will appear on the bottom right display button. Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the macro's destination.

Map Device Mutes and Button-Based Parameters: You can also map Device Mutes or button-based parameters by holding the display button above the item and pressing Map to Macro.

Edit Macros: To edit a macro, touch the macro's encoder and an Edit button will appear in the upper right display display button. Press Edit to show the Edit screen. Select the macro you'd like to edit with the first encoder, and use the rest of the controls to adjust the mappings and ranges associated with that macro.

Macro Variations

Trigger, Create, and Randomize (P3 only): Macro Variations are now displayed on the Macro Screen in the bottom left. Use the jog wheel to Add a Variation, Randomize your macros, and trigger specific Macro Variations.

Edit Variations (Currently P3 Only): Highlight the variation you'd like to edit and nudge the jog wheel to the right to delete the variation.

Play Variations on the Pads (P2 & P3): Use the Layout button to access new pad modes that enable to you trigger variations using the pads while you play.

Apply Grooves Instantly

A default groove is now loaded with the default Live Set that is automatically applied to any new MIDI clip. By default, the Global Groove Amount is set to 0%, so all you need to do to apply the groove is adjust this value.

Press the Timing encoder on Push 3 to select Global Groove Amount. Turn this up to to dial in how much groove is added to your MIDI clips without any additional setup.

In Clip Mode, use the encoders to change which groove is applied to the clip. You can select None if you don't want to apply any groove.

In the Groove Pool, there is now a control that allows you to select which groove you would like to auto load for new MIDI clips. You can also choose to have no grooves auto load with this control. The state of this control and the Global Groove Amount are saved with your Sets, templates, and default Set, so you can customize the defaults how ever you prefer.

Move Tracks and Scenes

As with devices, press and hold a track or scene and then use the jog wheel (or the encoders on Push 2) to move the item. Moving scenes is a great way to get organized, or create a song structure. Now that you can move tracks by pressing and holding, you can arm tracks by quickly double pressing the track select buttons.

Browsing Improvements

Filters: The browser now supports filtering and tagging.

Auto Tagging: As with Live 12.1, Push in Standalone Mode will automatically tag your user samples so you can easily include them when filtering content.

User Labels: You can now add your own user labels. You can also highlight a User Label, and then use the context menu to rename it. 

Rename Collections: Highlight a Collection, and use the context menu to rename it. 

Swap the Sample Inside of a Simpler: Select a Simpler device and press the swap button. In the bottom left of the browser there is a toggle switch that allows you to change where you want to hot-swap the device you’ve selected, or the sample inside of it. Swapping the sample allows you to retain the device and macro mapping settings.

Save Default Sets or Templates: In the Sets menu, press Current Set using the upper display buttons to show a new list of options similar to what you would find in the File menu on a computer. This menu includes new actions to save your current Set as the default Set or as a template Set.

Set Template as Default: Navigate to the Templates label in the Sets menu, then highlight a template and use the context menu to save it as the default Set.

Transfer Files and Use Link Anywhere With Push Hotspot  (Push 3 Standalone Only)

Create a Wi-Fi network from Push and use it to connect to your other devices. This is ideal for when your travelling or at a venue and need to transfer files, or want a stable Link hub.

The Wi-Fi control has been moved to the Status tab in the Setup menu. First turn on Wi-Fi using the display buttons, next use the display buttons to turn on Hotspot. Push will create a network name and generate a password. On the device you'd like to connect to, select Push's Hotspot as the network and enter the password. Once connected, you will be able to use Link and transfer files.

Note: When you use Push as a hotspot, you will not be able to use the internet on your other device. 

Preferences Tab

A new Preferences tab has been added to the Setup menu that contains the following options:

  • Exclusive Solo: Choose whether you would like to solo one track at a time, or as many as you'd like, by default.
  • Select on Clip Launch:Choose whether or not you would like Push to select the track of the clips that you launch automatically.


  • When entering text on Push, pressing "Delete" while the cursor is at the beginning of the text will no longer insert characters at the end.
  • Fixed a bug where a recording in progress could be unexpectedly stopped (and the track disarmed) when selecting a different track in Live with Push connected.
  • When restarting Push in Standalone Mode the clock source setting will be the same as it was before the restart, provided a valid ADAT clock is being received by Push.
  • When using Push in Standalone Mode, Push should no longer unexpectedly display information about Set recovery on startup.

Push 2.0.10b3 and Live 12.0.10b3

June 25, 2024

No Push specific updates.

Push 2.0.10b2 and Live 12.0.10b2

June 18, 2024

No Push specific updates.

Push 2.0.10b1 and Live 12.0.10b1

June 10, 2024

New features and improvements:

Push 3

  • Live's authorization code has been reviewed and simplified (without functionality change) and now uses a JSON format for the unlock file.

Push 2.0.5b6 and Live 12.0.5b6

May 23, 2024


Push 3

  • Updated the Push firmware package to version 1.4.6.  After updating the firmware on Push, the correct package version is now shown.

Push 2.0.5b5 and Live 12.0.5b5

May 17, 2024


Push 3

  • Updates the Push 3 firmware package to version 1.4.5

Push 2.0.5b4 and Live 12.0.5b4

April 25, 2024


Push 3

  • Fixed a bug on Push in Standalone Mode that prevented Sets in the Set Library from being added to the Favorites/Collection labels.

Push 2.0.5b3 and Live 12.0.5b3

April 5, 2024


Push 3

  • Updated the Push 3 firmware package to version 1.4.1 (includes XMOS 1.0.76 firmware). This fixes issues with LDCs not running and issues with ADC polarity.

Push 2.0.5b1 and Live 12.0.5b1

March 27, 2024


Push 3 & 2

  • "Master volume" has been renamed to "Main volume" on Push.

Push 1

  • On Push 1, notifications that show note names now respect the current tuning system, scale, and tonal spelling settings.


Push 3

  • When using the browser and then opening another screen that appears on top, such as as the Metronome or Convert menu, turning the jog wheel no longer affects the browser.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented glissando from working when using a Simpler device that had the MPE pitch bend range set to 0 and Push’s Note Pitch Bend control was set to Auto.
  • When editing a MIDI clip in Clip View, when the last note of a clip is selected and zoomed in, and its position is changed to outside of the clip border, the zoom level no longer zooms out to show the whole clip. The start position of the zoom is maintained instead.

Push 3 & 2

  • Improved Live's UI performance in large Sets while Push 2 or 3 is connected and Live’s playback is running.
  • Fixed a bug where the oscillator transpose parameters on Push didn't have an effect when Meld was following the clip scale.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when switching to a MIDI track, where a note range or a sequence range notifications were shown in Push’s display. These notifications are now only shown when there are changes to the respective ranges.
  • When Push is connected to Live, freezing and flattening no longer requires two undo steps.