Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

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Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by JAMM » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:27 pm

Is it the APC40/20?
Seems so logical for Ableton to make a iphone/ipad controller app.

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by Ableton_David » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:11 am

Hi JAMM, there are currently a number of options for controlling Live with an iPad, if you're interested. touchAble and Griid are both dedicated controller apps for Live, and most other MIDI controller apps can also be used with Live.

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by Bagle » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:17 am

dont see why ableton need to do this, there are already plently of apps that will alow you to get in touch with ableton, besides they should be busy working on live 8 and 9 not some fancy app for peoples phones no?
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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by Pitch Black » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:29 am

After going thru considerable brouhaha to get the demo of Griid working on my ipod touch, I then find it's not at all reliable - some scenes simply do not fire when they are triggered. Enough to disqualify it from prime-time for me.

I would love to see Ableton come up with a iApp built from an "insider's" point of view. And, being Ableton, I think they would do it more elegantly and beautifully than anyone else.

Might just have to wait a few (years?) for it though! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by JAMM » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:33 am

The touchscreen controllers/apps are going to be 75% off the market in the future.
So why not jump on the train now.

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by photonal » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:23 pm

I think Ableton are too busy finishing off the details of their latest products.

Just managed to sneek a couple of pics of them at this years November AES show in San Francisco:


Live Captain Controller (featuring an iPhone running Live 9 and built-in draws for additional hot-pluggable hard drives):

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Live Bag Controller (Each pipe assignable to any parameter of your choice):

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by pepezabala » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:36 pm

The are too busy working on a sequencer for Android.

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by globalgoon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:48 pm

Do you have to have max4live to be able to use the iPad with ableton?

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by anybody human » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:25 pm

I would think they would make a controller at some point, just a guess. Some version of Ableton app would be tricky though, they might become an app manufacturer overnight. Who knows, maybe that's the way things are going anyway?

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by Le k » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:31 pm

globalgoon wrote:Do you have to have max4live to be able to use the iPad with ableton?
TouchAble doesn't require max4live, just live 8.1.1 minimum
TouchAble App - IOS controller for Ableton Live
http://www.touch-able.com

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by humnumb » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:27 pm

globalgoon wrote:Do you have to have max4live to be able to use the iPad with ableton?
Nope.

Take a look over here:
http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142347

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by globalgoon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:38 pm

wicked, fanx!

I'll be getting one ASAP then :lol:

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by rubo » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:26 pm

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by squelcht » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:07 am

@ Pitch Black - Totally agree with you. I'm waiting for the day when Novation makes some badass new iPad Automap/Launchpad style app, just as Korg & Moog has started to venture into. I can trust the app's to be more reliable coming from a bigger corp knowing there is a dedicated team/staff working on the project.

PS - A Novation iPad Automap/Launchpad/touchAble style app sounds badass :D I don't even own a iPad & I want this :lol:

But seriously tho...I do need to get one.

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Re: Why doesn,t Ableton make a iphone/ipad (controller)app?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:37 am

Griid isn't reliable?

shocking.

touchAble FTW..
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