The problem you describe has nothing to do with touch-screens.jonbenderr wrote:The thought of launching clips in session view is exactly the kinda thing that freaks me out the most about touchscreen tech. How many times a day do you accidentally slip up and tap the wrong thing on your phone/tablet? At least in that scenario you have the ability to correct it. In a live setting it could be devastating, happy accidents aside.BoddAH wrote:Oh I dunno. Launching clips in Ableton Live in Session view maybe ?jonbenderr wrote:
Does anyone have a good example of practical uses for this? I could see maybe an X/Y type setup for a Kaoss pad type effect.
Unless you like the physical feedback from sliding a plastick puck attached to your computer by a plastic cord in order to hover a little white arrow on the screen of your computer over the clip, then clicking a button on the wired plastic puck.
In that case it must kinda of suck having a tablet.
But I figure having a tablet on stage or on your desk at a nice flat angle and directly touching the clips you want to launch (several if you want) seems to be better.
It also looks cooler on stage and a lot less like you're checking your emails.
Add into that any anxiety you might get when first starting a performance. I know some of you are pros and don't get that anymore, but I'm lucky if I can keep my entire hand from shaking back and forth by an inch let alone my fingertip. A button gives me something to physically hold onto and nothing happens until I depress the button.
As stringtapper stated I was speaking more of controllers. (APC40/Push/Launchpad)
Anyway, the loop remixing potential as mentioned by beats me and demonstrated by yur2die4 is really interesting.
If you're stressed out or just particularly clumsy you can fuck up and launch wrong clips just as easily using a pad controller or a mouse+KB. Since clips on traditinoal pad controllers are not labeled and sometimes not even color coded you're actually even more likely to fuck up IMHO.
Hell, you could even trip on your own feet, land on your face and get a nosebleed before even getting to your DJ booth.