Ableton Live mobile feature requests

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golemus
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Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by golemus » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:33 pm

Nothing has been said officially about this subject, but lets face it: a lot of money of people has moved from desktop and laptop computers into tablets and smartphones. Software companies must also adapt if they want part of the cake and some have done that already (e.g. FL Studio Mobile). So what would you wish from a smartphone or tablet version of Ableton Live? Here is my list:



- I would use it primarily as for doing drafts which I would anyway remake with a desktop Live with high quality VSTs.
- So most important would be fast startup time, the amount of time from clicking Live icon to being in MIDI clip view as short as possible. So you can save immediately an idea when it borns in your head. Or also fast startup time to recording with phone/tablet microphone.
- Second most important, of course compability with desktop Live so that you could move the project to PC and continue it there. This also 1 or 2 click, just connect the wire to PC and press a button and Live copies (or syncs) anything new to some default folder in the PC)
- Of course the ability to control desktop version of Live so just transform your tablet or smartphone into controller.
- Not everyone wants an IPhone or Ipad so please simultaneous development for Android and Winphone, thank you.
- Optimization of battery usage so that you can have maximum length composing session when in transcontinental airplane, long train trip, whatever.
- instruments that utilize the screen space, piano, drum pads, whatever.
- automatic backups to cloud
- if your phone or tablet gets stolen or broken, an easy transfer of the mobile licence to another device. It would be wrong if you had to buy a new copy so there must be some mechanism to implement this.

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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by rjega » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:08 am

very nice!! would love that too, long time on my whishlist!!

cheers

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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by newboss » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:22 am

why you dont get a lightwight laptop than? the new mac book air dont wights much more than i phone for example ;-)

3dot...
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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by 3dot... » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:53 pm

I want to patch in max wit ma fingaz...
and the Live set playing gui 1:1 replica with multitouch..via wifi
that is all..
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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by synnack » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:46 pm

Please god no. Please? no no no. To take expensive developer time away from a useful application to make a toy app to give people something to do while on the toilet or waiting in line at the post office is a tragedy.

RESIST. There is already angry birds for the toilet. RESIST.
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sabiwa
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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by sabiwa » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:19 am

tempus3r wrote:Please god no. Please? no no no. To take expensive developer time away from a useful application to make a toy app to give people something to do while on the toilet or waiting in line at the post office is a tragedy.

RESIST. There is already angry birds for the toilet. RESIST.
100% agree.

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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by littlepig » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:35 am

tempus3r > very nicely put!

Ableton, please stay focused on development for proper machines!

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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:41 am

sabiwa wrote:
tempus3r wrote:Please god no. Please? no no no. To take expensive developer time away from a useful application to make a toy app to give people something to do while on the toilet or waiting in line at the post office is a tragedy.

RESIST. There is already angry birds for the toilet. RESIST.
100% agree.
140% agree.

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Re: Ableton Live mobile feature requests

Post by methodamericon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:06 pm

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