laptop with touchscreen as controller

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zsazsa
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laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by zsazsa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:06 pm

Hi all,

I have an older laptop (windows 10) with crappy battery and nice touch screen.
I would like to turn this into a fader controller for use with Live on my desktop.

Anybody have any suggestions what and how I could achieve this.
Any apps? Link? Midi?

I have Live 10 standard (so no Max for live).

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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by H20nly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:25 pm

not sure how big the screen is on your laptop, but you should probably be prepared to be underwhelmed.

a lot of the controls in Live are too small to use on a touchscreen effectively... especially the mixer in Session view.

also, each of your plugins will likely have it's own quirks and oddities as well.

i am not saying it won't work, but it will likely not be what you currently see in your mind's eye.

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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by EnjoyRC » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:22 pm

I'm sure you're referring to OSC type options? Remote control of Live?
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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by zsazsa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:44 pm

EnjoyRC wrote:I'm sure you're referring to OSC type options? Remote control of Live?
Yes, that is more the idea.
I don't want to use Live on the laptop. But a fader control app.
So the whole 13" screen estate is only a controller.

Controlling live with touch works fine, great for the XY pads. And OK if you zoom in and only show the faders, but that is not the idea.

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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by deebeedave » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:32 pm

I have an older version of this on iPad an it's pretty badass. I believe this version is Windows/touchscreen compatible:

https://zerodebug.com/touchablepro

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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by zsazsa » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:59 pm

Thanks deebeedave,
I'll have a look at it. Looks like it's exactly what I need.
And I just missed the sale... :(

Also found Xotopad but touchAble seems a lot better geared towards Ableton.

I'll let you know how I get on with it :)

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Re: laptop with touchscreen as controller

Post by zsazsa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:06 am

deebeedave wrote:I have an older version of this on iPad an it's pretty badass. I believe this version is Windows/touchscreen compatible:

https://zerodebug.com/touchablepro
Hi deebeedave,

I got touchable pro and it works like a charm.
Thanks man!

And with rtpMidi you can connect any 2 computers with 'midi' over lan so you could just use any program that sends out midi to another computer. Well, enough to play around with :lol:

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