Using Shove with Ableton Push 2 and Cubase

Windows users – install loopMIDI according to these instructions

  1. In Cubase, click Devices > Device Setup
  2. In the Device Setup window, click MIDI Port Setup under MIDI
  3. Uncheck the Visible and In ‘All MIDI Inputs’ columns for the following:
    • Ableton Push 2 Live Port (Mac)
    • Ableton Push 2 User Port (Mac)
    • from Shove 2 (Mac)
    • Ableton Push 2 (Windows)
    • MIDIIN2 (Ableton Push 2) (Windows)
Cubase device setup for Shove and Ableton Push 2

Configure MMC (MIDI Machine Control)

MMC allows the Play and Record buttons to work with Shove and Push 2.

  1. Go to Transport > Project Synchronization Setup…  Then click on the Machine Control tab.  
  2. Check the box for MMC Slave Active and choose From Shove 1 in the MMC Input dropdown menu.
Cubase MMC setup for Shove and Ableton Push 2