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Ableton Confirms Push 3 Standalone Is Not Real
Rounik Sethi on Sun, September 20th 1 comments
UPDATE: This image is NOT bonafide... it appeared to show the third iteration of Ableton's controller for Live, Push that could be standalone, but the photo is fabricated!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ableton have been in touch to confirm that the image this article is based on is a fabrication and does not originate from them. As a result this article on a standalone Push 3, which was speculative at best when published, is definitely not real or a rumor worth betting on !

Here is the original article below... HOWEVER, ABLETON HAVE CONFIRMED THIS PHOTO IS NOT REAL, so the article doesn't have specific relevance in terms of there being a standalone Push...

The dust has hardly settled since Native Instruments unveiled Maschine+, their standalone groovebox and controller, and a leaked image shows Ableton's Push 3 that may also surprise us if it turns out to be accurate.

Maschine+ is a standalone instrument and controller that can control Maschine and your DAW much like Maschine MK3, but can also run as an instrument, sequencer and controller of hardware synths without connecting to a computer at all. Wouldn't it be interesting if Ableton decided to similarly bring out Push 3 not just as a controller for Live 10, but also as a standalone instrument, groovebox and music making machine with the computer processor inside the controller itself.

Again, if the image is a bonafide leak, then Push 3 at the very least includes a built-in audio interface... though we suspect, thanks to the inclusion of an SD card slot, it's aiming to do a whole lot more and could be a standalone version of Ableton Live inside the Push 3 controller body. How exciting! On the other hand, this image might be mischief making with some decent Photoshop skills thrown in...!

We chanced upon this "leaked" image promo shot of Ableton Push 3 on Facebook by Chinchin Ray in the Ableton Live Tutorials group. While it only shows the rear of Push 3, this turns out to be even more interesting than a top down shot. Here's why...

Push 2 features a USB port and an Aux 1 and 2 connections. What you'd expect for a USB controller, right, where Ableton Live on a laptop or desktop machine is providing the grunt processing power.

And here is the current Push 2:

Check out our sharpened image of the Push 3 below...

 

Ok, take a breath.

Let's go through the leaked Push 3 image from left to right:

  • SD card slot: Perfect to store your own samples, projects, live sets and other data on
  • Headphone out with volume control: No MIDI only controllers have this unless they act as an audio inteface too.
  • Stereo audio input and stereo output: For speakers and to connect a mixer or other instruments for sampling purposes?
  • Aux in/out
  • MIDI: There's four 5-pin MIDI ins or outs, or perhaps two MIDI inputs and two outputs. Great for connecting up your MIDI synths and instruments.
  • USB: There's two USB ports. We're assuming this is for MIDI over USB though perhaps this will also provide power to Push 3...
  • DC power: Push 2 features the same DC12V power input.

The only other clues or hints in this image are the numbers, 2021... suggesting that Push 3 will be released next year. However, it's very possible that Ableton have decided to annoucne Push 3 early, if indeed it does operate as a standalone groovebox, in a bid to curtail interest in Maschine+ which would sit neatly as a direct competitor.

As with any rumor, it'll take some time before we know what Push 3 really is. Stay tuned to Ask.Audio for more info as and when we get it.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Ableton have been in touch to confirm the image this article is based on is a fabrication and does not originate from them. As a result this article on a standalone Push 3, which was speculative at best when published, is definitely not real or a rumor worth betting on ! 

 

 

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  • Hadibay
    As with Maschine+, people will be quick to point out that it doesn’t have any CV. Unless these are on other sides of the device…
    • 4 weeks ago
    • By: Hadibay
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