Using Shove

Startup Order – Important

  1. Plug in Push 2 via USB and power it on.  (1a.  Windows users – ensure loopMIDI is started and configured.)
  2. Start Shove and click the On button in the interface
  3. Start your DAW. If your DAW is already configured for Shove then you’re ready to play. If not, see our instructions for setting up various DAWs.

The Shove Interface

After pressing the On button in the interface from step 2 above all of the buttons and menus will send signals to the Push.

  • Performance Modes
    • In Key – This mode matches the Ableton In Key mode where you can play only notes in the scale.
    • Chromatic – This mode matches the Ableton Chromatic mode (in 4ths) where you can play all 12 chromatic notes with scale notes highlighted.
    • Drum Pads – This mode splits the pads into 4 different groups of 16 pads each.  This is perfect for beat production.  See this page for more detail.
    • Linear – This mode is a chromatic mode but the pads never duplicate.  The lowest note is the bottom right corner and the notes ascend from left to right, top to bottom.
  • Key – Choose the key to play in.
  • Scale – Choose the scale from the standard Major and Minor scales, modes, to hexatonic and pentatonic scales.  All of the scales included with Push 2 are available.
  • Octave – This indicates where you’ve set the octave using the Octave buttons on the Push.  0 indicates the default.  This is not equivalent to C0.
  • Modwheel/Pitch Bend – Click the Modwheel/Pitch Bend button to toggle between the two.  When in Modwheel mode you can choose some common alternative CC numbers to send.
  • Aftertouch Transform – Click Aftertouch X to replace aftertouch messages with common CC numbers. For example, you can send modulation (CC 1) by just pressing harder on the pads and keep the pitch bend on the touch strip.
  • Roots – Choose between Blue, Red, and Green for root colors.
  • Buttons – Change the color of the LED option buttons surrounding the Push.
  • Brightness – Adjust the overall brightness of the Push pads and buttons.
  • MIDI Channel – Change the MIDI channel that Shove operates on.
  • Panic – Stop all MIDI notes off from Shove.  If the notes get stuck in your DAW you’ll need to use the DAW or VST controls to stop them.

Push 2 Controls

  • Rotary Encoders – The encoders currently send the following CC values from left to right:  14, 15, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79.
  • Fixed Length – Switch the touchstrip between Modwheel and Pitch Bend.  This was chosen because of the proximity to the touch strip.
  • Up/Down Arrows (version 1.3) – Switch between the performance modes.
  • Left/Right Arrows (version 1.3) – Scroll through the available scales.
  • Octave Up/Down – Shift the pads up or down an octave at a time.  This also shifts the pads in Drum Pad mode.
  • Session– Reset pads to the default octave.
  • Page Left/Right (version 1.3) – Shift the key up and down.
  • Play and Record– If you have MMC (MIDI Machine Control) enabled in your DAW, the Play and Record buttons will work as expected.
  • Delete (version 1.3) – Panic button to stop hanging MIDI notes