How well does Live interact with a Windows touch screen?

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How well does Live interact with a Windows touch screen?

Post by nathannn » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:45 pm

How well does Ableton Live interact with Windows touch screen monitors?
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Re: How well does Live interact with a Windows touch screen?

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:19 am

It is not ‘multi’ touch. So you won’t be able to hold and adjust a volume at the same time as adjusting a filter.

Also, most things in Live, not being designed for touch, respond either after you lift your finger or after you move your finger once you press it down. For instance, triggering a clip or if you were to play notes on a keyboard, you can put your finger on the tiny play button or key, but until you either lift your finger or wiggle/slide your finger slightly, it won’t react to your touch.

It’s convenient in very rare cases. And even a fun novelty at times. You can use a midi keyboard and adjust things on the screen individually. Also, if you do want to ‘control’ Live with a touchscreen, there is always Touchable which covers most functions similarly to Push. It still isn’t quite the same thing as directly controlling Live though. But Touchable does support multitouch.

Arrangement View on the other hand probably won’t be as exciting as just sticking to using a mouse. Midi notes aren’t bad in pencil mode as long as you remember to only add one at a time.

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Re: How well does Live interact with a Windows touch screen?

Post by nathannn » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks for the reply. Live is the only program I would use with multi touch and it sounds like its not much fun to use in its current state.
The Push / Novation Launch Pad / Novation Launch Pad Pro / Novation Launch Key
/ Launch Control XL / Machine MkII / Machine Studio / BeatStep / Livid OhmRGB / Livid Code V2 / Apc 40 MKII

no computers or synths

20 Copies of Ableton Live Lite.


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