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ableton iphone app

Post by mrvinyl » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:47 pm

is there one yet? or a decent controller?
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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:39 am

No, but check out BeatMaker for the iPhone.

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... er#p940130

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by stallos » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:22 am

check out midi xy
turns iphone into an xy controller - quite handy and also free!

theres a couple more on the app store one with a load of buttons for triggering clips

all seem pretty useable after a quick play on the weekend

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by socketghost » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:43 am

Tarekith wrote:No, but check out BeatMaker for the iPhone.

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... er#p940130
So... you recommend BeatMaker? I've been considering it, but it's a little expensive (I know it's not really, but I spend too much money on apps!)

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Post by Gnuus » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:48 pm

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:01 pm

If you want to actually write songs, then yes I think BeatMaker is worth it. IF you're looking just for a midi controller to use with Live, then there's a lot of better options out there.

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by rsagevik » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:14 pm

Beatmaker is very fun to play with.
I'd say it's worth the money.

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Post by mrvinyl » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:04 pm

I'm Debating on whether to buy the beatmaker app. Looks pretty good. Is it the only sequencer?
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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by Tarekith » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:41 pm

I'd say the next closest thing would be iDrum for the iPhone. It does sequencing in a very cool way and also exports midi, but still quite a bit limited to Beatmaker, and you're stuck with the included sounds unless you also buy iDrum for your computer.

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by autogen » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:31 pm

Does it really export MIDI Tarekith? I'd love to know how you get it to do this. Do you have to have iDrum for your computer too?

I find Beatmaker great, but I often just want an easy to use interface to program drum parts when out and about, which then lets me then export these patterns as MIDI to further tweak in Live etc. If iDrum really can export MIDI I can see this getting far more use for me than Beatmaker currently does.
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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by beats me » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:41 pm

autogen wrote:Does it really export MIDI Tarekith? I'd love to know how you get it to do this. Do you have to have iDrum for your computer too?

I find Beatmaker great, but I often just want an easy to use interface to program drum parts when out and about, which then lets me then export these patterns as MIDI to further tweak in Live etc. If iDrum really can export MIDI I can see this getting far more use for me than Beatmaker currently does.
First, the iDrum plug-in for your computer is dirt cheap, I think it's like $50. It intergrates perfectly between the iphone. You can import/export both MIDI and samples between both your computer and iphone. So let's say you bang out a cool beat and sequence on the bus on your iphone, when you get home export everything to your computer and use the plug-in in Live (or any other DAW).

No brainer.

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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by DangerousDave » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:12 am

Beatmaker has kept me entertained on many a long plane/car rides. It is a very impressive app imo and you can do a lot of cool things on it. My only real bad thing to say about it is that it needs a keyboard/synth section. The drum pad is a blast but its hard (for me) to write melodies just with a semitone chooser deal.
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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by raftiyang » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:29 am

Touchosc is the best Iphone/Ipodtouch app. Its cheap and easy to use. The new update comes with a TouchOsc Editor so u can make your own Templates


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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by autogen » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:43 pm

beats me wrote:
autogen wrote: First, the iDrum plug-in for your computer is dirt cheap, I think it's like $50. It intergrates perfectly between the iphone. You can import/export both MIDI and samples between both your computer and iphone. So let's say you bang out a cool beat and sequence on the bus on your iphone, when you get home export everything to your computer and use the plug-in in Live (or any other DAW).

No brainer.
I didn't realise the the iPhone iDrum and regular iDrum could interact like this. This sounds like a really useful combination, thanks.
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Re: ableton iphone app

Post by anybody human » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:27 pm

Got touchOSC, but have never used it. I think I installed everything right but all the steps intimidated the he'll out of me. Any tips on setting it up?

Also, do you guys put your own sounds in Beatmaker? Any tips on using it in general?

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