LK – iOS and Android Controller for Ableton Live and other MIDI-capable Gear (Review)

By | May 8th, 2015|Apps & Plug-Ins|

LK, an iOS and Android controller app for Ableton Live, already came out in early March. Formerly known as LIVKONTROL by Imaginando, LK has gotten a complete overhaul. With version 1.0.4 out now, it has gotten another bunch of improvements and a brand new feature: USB wired connection for both iOS and Android devices. A fail safe for when there are wi-fi interferences, a lot of live performers will appreciate.

Fingertip MIDI – iOS App for Easy Playing in Key

By | November 12th, 2014|Apps & Plug-Ins|

By now there are countless key layouts at our disposal. Traditional ones like the piano roll or the layout in fourths (string instruments, e.g. the guitar) that require knowledge in music theory as well as modern ones created to make playing easy even for those who don't know anything about it. Fingertip MIDI is virtual MIDI controller for iPhone and iPad that allows you to control any MIDI capable software. And it falls squarely into the second category.

Auganizer – App to Organise your Audio Units (Mac only)

By | April 4th, 2014|Apps & Plug-Ins|

For those of you working on a Mac OS X with a big plug-in library there's now Auganizer. This app allows you to organise all your Audio Unit plug-ins however you want. This way you can come up with your own way of sorting them to find the ones you want to use in a production much faster.

The Top Highlights from Musikmesse Frankfurt 2014 for Ableton Live Users

By | March 13th, 2014|News|

This week, the Musikmesse is happening in Frankfurt again. There are some products directly aimed at the use with Ableton Live and since this is a site about Ableton Live, I'll focus on those.

Sound Chopper – Free Standalone App for Mac

By | October 14th, 2013|Apps & Plug-Ins|

Sound Chopper is an application built in Max/MSP and for Mac OS X by sound designer Matteo Cerquone. It allows you to manipulate and transform pre-recorded sound through its many sound effects such as pitch shifter, reverb, delay and looper etc.

LIVKONTROL – TouchScreen Controller for iOS & Android

By | July 10th, 2013|Apps & Plug-Ins|

There are quite a few touchscreen controller apps available for iPhone and iPad, even if you only count the ones dedicated to controlling Ableton Live. Not so on the Android app market. LivKontrol is the only controller for Live that is available for both iOS and Android.

Mira: iPad Controller for Max & Max for Live from Cycling ’74

By | June 26th, 2013|Apps & Plug-Ins, Max for Live|

Announced earlier this year, Cycling '74 has now released Mira, its iPad controller for both Max and Max for Live.

Standalone SessionView App for Ableton Live 8/9 (OS X Only)

By | February 12th, 2013|Apps & Plug-Ins|

A week ago I wrote about Eric Ameres's Max for Live devices that allow detaching the Session View or its mixer and even individual devices. He's been busy developing a standalone version for OS X that you can use with all versions of Ableton Live without the need for Max for Live.

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