The Perfect Stand for Ableton Push

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.

Link to the Stand

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. 

 

Link to the Desktop Stand

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.

Link to the Snare Stand

 

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.

By | 2017-06-28T19:50:22+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Ableton, Producers Blog, Push|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. fabien January 16, 2017 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Hi man, you forgot the Ikea laptop stand that is sturdy, at a good angle and very cheap !
    Perfect for the studio (http://www.ikea.com/fr/fr/catalog/products/60150176/)

    • grahamspice January 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      agree on the Ikea BRÄDA.

      I also really like the Crane Stand Pro Centerstage for desktop work: http://www.cranehardware.com/products/stands/

      They are both fantastic for Push, a laptop, or iPad on a desk

      For standing and performing with Push on stage, I’ve gone through a few terrible stands. The most solid stand I’ve found for this is the Gibraltar GEMS: http://www.gibraltarhardware.com/?fa=detail&mid=2400&sid=630&cid=30

      The Gibraltar GEMS can be actually be used for sitting or standing with its height adjustable from 28″ to 42″. It does weight 10.5 pounds so that’s something to consider but if you’re looking for an extremely stable platform to place your $800 Push 2 on top of in a live performance environment, I would definitely consider this one too.

  2. PXPT July 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Hey, Top Banana! Excellent suggestions which have given me food for thought. I’m currently edging towards the AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand. This is also available from Amazon.UK which is handy for me. I’m also intrigued by the IKEA BRÄDA which is also available from UK IKEA. Just thought I’d pipe up for those in the UK…

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/desks/desk-computer-desks/br%C3%A4da-laptop-support-black-art-60150176/

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