Push - as they now call what is essentially Push 3, is available in Push Standalone (with CPU and runs a version of Live) or Controller mode - no CPU but with the audio interface.
Now Ableton have announced the availability of the Upgrade Kit - where you can install the processor, memory and SSD to transform your Push (3) into Push Standalone.
The kit is user installable, Ableton have performed some cunning design work to allow it to be easily done.
The price for the i3 based upgrade is £879 and is available directly from Ableton - as the Push is - you can't buy these in the stores. Which is quite a change from the usual sales via stores model.
They say that it takes just 30 minutes to put the brains in.
The Upgrade Kit contains the Push 3 standalone components: an Intel® 11th Gen Core™ i3-1115G4 processor with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD hard drive, lithium iron phosphate battery and heatsink. It also includes screws, a screwdriver, a backplate lifter, and a protective mat.
The Intel® NUC Compute Element combines a processor, RAM memory and WiFi. It's the first Intel® processor to be adapted for Push.
More information: https://www.ableton.com/en/push/upgrading-push/
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