(aq) Push Pack for Aftertouch

Ableton Push is an amazing instrument for laying down new musical ideas as well as a performance tool. The Push also has the ability to use Aftertouch. In playing with the aftertouch feature in Live I notices I wanted some specific controls over it. That way I can make the Aftertouch either have a threshold, or delay when it comes in.

I spent a few months creating an Max For Live device to control Aftertouch to get these exact effects. I worked with Chris Schlyer and Icaro Ferre to get this device done. They are amazing Max For Live wizards and helped make this a reality.

After a lot of beta testing I have the finished device. Below is a video that walks through the (aq) Push Aftertouch Devices and the massive (aq) Push Pack Pro.

Max For Live Device to Control Aftertouch in Push

(aq) Aftertouch – Threshold

This uses a threshold amount. If you are playing the instrument under this threshold of pressure then the Aftertouch will not be triggered. If you press down harder and pass the threshold, then the aftertouch will be engaged.

The device also uses a Smooth Up and Smooth Down function. This allows you to change how quickly the pressure goes up and down after the threshold giving you a smoother effect.

M4L Delay Device to Control Aftertouch in Push

(aq) Aftertouch – Delay

This Patch was made with filters in mind. With this patch you can delay the Aftertouch signal in manner of Milliseconds. This way when you first play a note it will not engage the Aftertouch, after words whatever it is mapped to, lets say a filter, will then happen. Works great with filter release. This M4L device also has an Attack and Release value. This way you can decide how quickly the Aftertouch effect comes on and releases.

Download the Ableton Live Pack Below

Download Push Pack For Aftertouch

Pack Made for Live 9.06 and will work with Mac and PC. Watch this Video for instruction on installing Packs.


Download the (aq) Push Pack Pro for even more creative tools and instruments for the Push. It includes over a Gig of original Samples, Instrument Racks, Drum Racks, and Effects that have all been optimized for the Push. This will give you a creative edge and the tools to start jamming out on Push.


By |2018-10-16T12:51:26-07:00February 13th, 2014|Free Music Tools|17 Comments


  1. Crispy February 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Looks super helpful.

    • Subaqueous February 27, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks Crispy! You can use it with push, quneo, or anything with aftertouch.

  2. Subaqueous February 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    By the way… I had a massive spambot problem with the comments so I just fixed it. I lost a few from here so sorry about that. I had to add a captcha to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

    Thanks for checking this out and commenting! Let me know what you think, how you use it, and such.

    • sicijk March 3, 2015 at 1:53 am - Reply

      And thank you so much for your sharing!

      I find your M4L superuseful……btw I have some issue in exporting the output of it to an external hardware (Elektron AnalogFour); that, unfortunately, would be the main use for it, since I produce using HW.

      Thank you so much Dude, and if you ever encounter to be around my places give me a buzzz, you’ll be my guest!

      • Subaqueous March 3, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

        I never tested it with external hardware. I will see what I can do. Also just a heads up the “threshold” feature is now included with the new 9.2 beta release. Once that offical release comes out you will have that function a lot easier.

  3. mibo February 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the nice plugin! It works great… I have just one problem: if I don’t map a parameter I thought the aftertouch was passed thru with the settings of the plugin, but I get no aftertouch at all. Do I need to remap it afterwards to aftertouch again? Have FUN.

    • Halberty March 1, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

      Huh? Well if you want to bypass the m4l plugin then just turn it off. The on/off button. To use it turn it on and map it. Really easy.

  4. Anfim October 2, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Hey, thanks for this, very useful! One question though, is there any way to map the aftertouch to more than one parameter? Perhaps through another M4L patch? Cheers!

    • Subaqueous October 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Yes. Multi Mapper works for that or other M4L devices. the patch is pretty light weight though. I have yet to have a problem with having 20 or so in a set.

  5. MikB October 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Why is it so big?

    • Subaqueous October 5, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

      It’s a massive collection of instruments. Lots of samples and presets in it.

  6. ilmar2350 October 15, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Great effect and presets! :)

  7. Sebastien Lejeune April 11, 2015 at 1:52 am - Reply

    this is a nice pack!
    i can’t get the aftertouch work when a drumrack is on a track?
    your exemple Arp stick don’t work for me.
    do you know how to solve this?

    • Subaqueous April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Could you explain this more? Also, feel free to email me at isaac @ Subaqueousmusic.com It might be a controller issue or how you set up the aftertouch.

  8. Miguel Angel Porras August 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have the same problem with the drum rack, Could you help me please, How can I set up the drum rack into an aftertouch, like note mode
    thank you

  9. Thomas July 19, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Hey, is this also gonna work with the aftertouch of the LaunchPad pro?

    • Subaqueous July 20, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

      I do not think it has aftertouch. I think it just has velocity sensitivity.

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