TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

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TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by rabouille » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi guys, sorry for the delay, Ableton forum is usually one of the first place when it's about posting news related to TouchAble updates...

So here we are, touchAble 1.3 has been released. The new free update for touchAble not only provides fixes and improvements but also introduces several new key features.

touchAble 1.3 contains over 30 new features and changes, such as a loop and beatjump section, enabling anything from CDJ style mixes to creative loop manipulation, a completely rebuilt mixer that allows users to modularly choose the controls they need - complemented by the long awaited crossfader. 3 new native templates have been added: Auto Filter, Ping Pong Delay & the very first Instrument - Impulse - and are waiting to be tweaked. The new Settings Menu not only offers a cascade of new control-options - but also simplifies the connection process by adding Bonjour support.

Combined with its strong integration in Live, its six different modules (Clip grid, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and two command menus (Clip & Transport) touchAble 1.3 covers nearly every control element of Live's session view.

changes / new features:

Clips:
- added Loop menu to clip module. Do loops on the fly - on whole tracks or on already prepared loops. think Traktor looping - Keep loops that you like.
- added keep loop feature which allow you to save the new loop made as new clip.
- Added beatjump / loopjump menu to clip module. Do beatjump / loopjump of a set size in the currently playing clip of a track.
- track header buttons in the clip module now function as 'jump to active clip' buttons. For group-tracks they allow to fold and unfold the tracks.


Mixer:
Completely rebuilt mixer: 
- added crossfader to mixer 
- added A/B control to mixer
- added support for as many sends as you like + name of the send tracks are now displayed.
- added possibility to show as many faders at once as you like - and you can decide which!.
- added the possibility to control return tracks the same way you can control normal tracks
- added "+" mode to fullscreen for double length faders for precision tasks
- added snap mode to mixer

Drums: 
- added velocity sensitivity mode to drum pads

Devices:
- Added Impulse native template
- Added Auto Filter native template
- Added Pingpong Delay native template
- Track Header buttons in the Device Selection View will switch Lives view to the device chain of the respective track.

XYPad:
- snapshots will be saved with saved templates of XY pad now
- after morphing / playing / stopping snapshots the dots will not be affected by gravity till touched

General:
- Added support for 4 iPads
- Added possibility to link several ipads and setting their relative positions.
- touchable will prefer a wired connection if available (MyWi etc)
- design & layout changes throughout the app
- added 16 tracks mode 
- triple quick taps on relative faders will: bring the fader to max value if it is done on top of the fader, bring the fader to the exact middle value if you tap around the middle part, and bring the fader to 0 value if you tap on the bottom part.

- Finally touchable will connect via bonjour - tests show that almost no setup is needed to connect 

New Settings: 

Clips: 
Lock navigation in Clip grid - On / Off: 
-If enabled, clips will start immediately after touching - but you won't be able to scroll in the clip grid

Slide Clips to launch in Nav Lock Mode - On / Off: 
-Makes it possible to slide e.g. a row of clips in different tracks to start them

Devices: 
Always Open Device View 8 - On / Off: 
-If enabled, devices will always show the FX8 view instead of switching to FX32 for devices with more parameters.

Mixer: 
Relative Crossfader - On / Off: 
-same as relative faders elsewhere - just for the crossfader <icon_wink.gif>

Hide Mutes - On/Off: 
-If enabled, mutes are hidden from the view.

Max Shown Controls for 2/4/8/16 tracks mode (0-8, 0 being disabled):
-You can set the maximum amount of controls shown per channel in each of the different sizes. When changing size the mixer will automatically show/hide faders depending on your preference.

General:
Link iPads - On / Off: 
-
enables or disables automatic following of secondary ipads.

bugfixes:
- arm / exclusive arm fixed
- numerous fixes for smaller issues / crashes / performance improvements


Hope you'll enjoy the new version,
and don't forget to send us your feedback.

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Sibanger » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:10 am

Thanks guys for an amazing update.

Everything working great so far. Seems to be more stable for me for sure :)

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Rave » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:35 am

8O do we need to update the Mac soft too?

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Gnuus » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:19 am

Thank, great update!
I love the drumpads velocity and the usb connection possibility!
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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by rabouille » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:02 am

Rave wrote:8O do we need to update the Mac soft too?
yes, must do!
AN dread carefully the new user manual included.

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Rave » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:07 pm

rabouille wrote:
Rave wrote:8O do we need to update the Mac soft too?
yes, must do!
AN dread carefully the new user manual included.
8) ty

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:08 pm

Looks awesome. I asked in another thread, but just curious, have you made any advances on figuring out how to display the names of the parameters assigned to max devices? (like the covert operators 16 macros etc.)

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by ikeaboy » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:20 am

Got a suprise when I opened touchable last night. All looks great and the new installer for scripts detected all copies of live on my mac even the ones outside my applications folder. The new device presets look great and I haven't tried the impulse one yet ( long live impulse for the Live old schoolers!). The loop function, I guess I need to dread the manual, as Rabouille put it.

Been a while since since anyone gave me an upgrade surprise. :D

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by ikeaboy » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Hold the phone, wheres the native impulse template?

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by rabouille » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:28 am

ikeaboy wrote:Hold the phone, wheres the native impulse template?
Load impuse in a midi track, select and open the view in touchAble, it will appear.

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by rabouille » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:28 am

We have released a little minor update few hours ago, touchAble 1.3.1 fixing few bugs, no need to download and install server again if you already have installed 1.3.0:
Fixed: App not connecting with more than 10 Return tracks.
Fixed: Repeated starting and stopping of clips in a track within short times killed connection.
http://www.itunes.com/app/touchable

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Sibanger » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:07 am

^^ Since the upgrade, I'm having some irregular behaviour with the device parameters. They are not all moving independently...
ie, on some parameters, if I move one, the adjoining parameter is also moving.

Is anyone else having similar experiences ?

( I have posted a discussion on the touchAble support site )

Thanks

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by rabouille » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:29 am

Sibanger wrote:^^ Since the upgrade, I'm having some irregular behaviour with the device parameters. They are not all moving independently...
ie, on some parameters, if I move one, the adjoining parameter is also moving.

Is anyone else having similar experiences ?

( I have posted a discussion on the touchAble support site )

Thanks
We sent you a reply

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by Sibanger » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:57 am

Quote Sylvain "Hi , we had feedback that few vsts can have weird behaviour with touchAble in rare occasions.
Does this happens with another device, or only this one? Can you try to delete parameters configuration into your vst device and configure parameters again, and try?"

^^ Thanks Sylvain, fixed issue with this 'work around'.

It seems to only happen on the one vst ( ABL2 ) that I've noticed so far....

I've never run into this issue before now. Thanks for quick reply and fix.

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Re: TouchAble 1.3 released -more than 30 new features

Post by ikeaboy » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:54 pm

rabouille wrote:
ikeaboy wrote:Hold the phone, wheres the native impulse template?
Load impuse in a midi track, select and open the view in touchAble, it will appear.
Thanks, I tried it again on a less busy set and I got the template. The set I was using was fairly ott so I wouldn't judge touchable too harshly. The full screen faders are a pleasure btw.

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