Thanks to Patrik Veltrusky who spotted this Czech language teardown of Ableton's Push by ThorTronic . Basically these two guys take it apart to see whats inside - its okay though, they are qualified service engineers (I think), though I couldn't spot the screw holders and anti static mats anywhere, I'm sure they knew what they were doing..
I hope they put it back together okay as they are still hard to find in the wild, more units arriving imminently we're told. Very courageous of them for the greater good, assuming you wanted to see what was inside. Surprisingly, there's only the usual circuit boards and contacts etc rather than a magic pixie beat factory. Who'd have guessed it?
Perhaps steeer clear of an Ableton Push on eBay from the Czech Republic though?
I would never do this without a screw tray.
22-Jul-13 07:55 AM
Its absolutely ok and works with no problems. We are service engineers. No need for antistatic mats for this. Thank you guys for posting. We are both big fans of Sonic State and Sonic Touch.
22-Jul-13 01:49 PM
And one more think to say. I read a lot about how its make from completely from metal and its not true. Only bottom part is from metal but everything else is from plastic. Its really easy to take it apart. No hot glue. No need to cut parts etc. so big thumbs up for Akai and Ableton because this thing is make to be serviced at home. "main" buttons are great and almost unbreakable. Same about navigation buttons. Buttons and display can be purchased from vendors all over the world. One very interesting thing. There is ARM based processor which take care about "drum machine mode" etc. In one sentence. Ableton Push is well engineered and most important well build.
22-Jul-13 02:11 PM
Thanks for posting guys and good to know you got it back together okay! Appreciate you posting the video in the name of research.
22-Jul-13 03:47 PM
For the science!
23-Jul-13 01:54 AM
Hi! you know what kind of sensors are what is under the main buttons? Congratulations! great job!
20-Sep-13 09:14 PM
My Touch Strip has stopped aligning itself with the centre. Is there somewhere in the Push Controller that this can be recalibrated to align it with the centre again?
21-Oct-13 05:21 AM
We get a look at Richard's all eurorack live rig
DJ Eric Cloutier plays with the System 700 + 808 combo