When I first got the push I was stoked! It has been such a centerpiece of my music creation. The only problem is I didn’t know where to put it. I kept moving it around on my desk for the best place. Then performing live had another question of where does it go. Eventually, I went down a rabbit hole of gear. After a lot of lessons learned, I have a list of the best stands for using the Push. These work for Push 1 and 2.
One Stand to Rule them all and in the darkness bind them.
Best Stand for Performance and Utility
A year back I got the Samson Laptop Stand and love it for the push. It is a perfect size and really stable for all that finger drumming. The only disadvantage is it’s a little big for when I am flying. As of right now, the stand is around $50 and perfect for gigs and in the studio. The advantage to this one over all the others I will show is you can put it high enough to stand and perform.
NOTE: Another Option is the Quicklock stand. I have not actually used this stand, and it is very similar to the Samson. The difference is it has a little extension for a mouse. You could use that to hold another controller or soundcard. It is heavier, but might be a good option if you think that fits your needs more.
Push Stand for the Desk
Next up, I have used this adjustable stand for my desk. This stand is adjustable for the angle you need. It makes it a lot easier to see the knobs / LCD screen on your push. This stand is also metal, sturdy, yet a cheap price. Total win for the desktop.
DIY Ableton Push Stand
The first stand I used for the push was a snare stand. I had some laying around and used it to hold the Push. this was great in the studio when I needed more space on my desk. I just put it on the Snare Stand and chair height.
I don’t actually suggest buying a snare stand just for your push. It works, but if you are going to spend money I think the Samson stand would treat you much better. But, if you have one already or a friend sells one to you super cheap then this could be a good option for you. There are many different snare stands so finding the right one might be a little tricky if you are going for new. I did use this snare stand for the Ableton Push and it worked for my needs.
There you have it, those are the 3 stands I suggest for the Ableton Push. If you don’t want a room full of random bits, stands, and half-baked projects like me then I suggest these 3. If you got any suggestions or things you think work better, please comment below.