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
The Gibraltar Electronic Drum Mount Station is the bomb! This is by far the best stand for so many applications. From using an MPC to 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. It’s also expandable with different add-on mounting. It’s a whole system.
Now… here are a few things to keep in mind using this for Push 1 or 2.
- The adjustable height range is great for standing up and Live Performance. Does not work well for sitting.
- The clamps adjust and keep the Push secure on the top but you must be sure you tighten them correctly.
- At a high height, the stand is a little less stable due to the center of gravity. It’s no big deal playing… but don’t knock it with your guitar, or add a little weight to the base.
That being said this is a solid and great option for performance and standing up.
As a cheaper option, there is the Samson Laptop Stand and I love it for the push. 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. The disadvantage is the Push doesn’t quite fit. I had no problem with that and just had one side resting off the edge of the stand. Never an issue and this thing is solid.
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.