MATRIXSYNTH: Akai Force vs Ableton Push 2: Which is better for you?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Akai Force vs Ableton Push 2: Which is better for you?


Published on Jan 31, 2019 loopop

"While at Winter NAMM 2019, Akai agreed to a "no question off the table" interview about their new Force standalone clip launcher/groovebox/sampler.

Alongside this interview I compare Force's features to Ableton Push (and occasionally Maschine MK3).

Here's a link to the video I made comparing Push 2 to Maschine MK3: [posted here]

The comparison is between Force and what Push 2 can do as a controller, not the entirety of Ableton Live as a DAW, which is of course substantially more comprehensive.

TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:10 Connectivity
3:40 Track types
5:05 Multisampling
7:45 Live audio in
8:30 Main layout
10:50 Pad modes
10:55 Launch mode
11:10 Note modes
13:50 Launch + notes
15:30 Step sequencer
19:40 Track controls
20:55 Crossfader
22:10 Sampling
24:00 Live looping
25:00 Internal plugins
29:30 AIR effects
32:05 Time stretch
35:40 Arrangement?
37:25 Expressive control
38:20 Summary"

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