LTC-1 – Free Ableton Live Track and Transport Control Made With Max for Live and Lemur for iPad

By | June 3rd, 2015|Apps & Plug-Ins, Max for Live|

Recently I've been reviewing quite a few touchscreen controllers for Ableton Live. LTC-1, a new and free controller for Live comprised of a Max for Live device and a Lemur project by DSRT Sound, takes a decidedly different approach. There are no drum pads, no keyboard, no Session View. Its focus is on controlling the tracks, 16 to be precise, and the transport in Live.

Conductr 2 – Intuitive iPad Controller for Ableton Live and Traktor

By | May 28th, 2015|Apps & Plug-Ins|

It's been a while since my last review of Conductr and since then it's really grown up. The initially four modules for Ableton Live were expanded upon with the Claydr MIDI Keyboard and XY-4D Pad. With the latest update the iPad controller got the possibility to control Traktor.

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.

DRK LIVEOSC – Free Max for Live MIDI Effect to Control Ableton Live via Smartphone/Tablet

By | October 8th, 2014|Max for Live|

This Max for Live effect is something for everyone who always wanted to use OSC directly in Live. To turn your smart phone or tablet into a versatile controller.

TouchAble 2 vs. Lemur LiveControl 2 – Feature Comparison

By | May 14th, 2014|Apps & Plug-Ins|

Some of you have asked me to compare all the different iPad apps to each other in a post. There are quite a few by now and to make a comprehensive comparison between all of them would be a huge task. Instead, I've decided to concentrate on the two frontrunners - touchAble 2 and Lemur/LiveControl 2.

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.

LiveControl 2 – Modulate (Video Tutorial 4/4)

By | October 7th, 2013|Ableton Live Tutorials|

This fourth and last tutorial in my mini series on how to use LiveControl 2 deals with the Modulate Layout that most seem to find tricky to fully figure out. The video shows you all its features and functions.

Conductr – Modular iPad Controller for Ableton Live (Review)

By | September 9th, 2013|Apps & Plug-Ins|

By now, there are already quite a few iPad controller for Ableton Live. Conductr, now in the App Store, has taken up the cause to be made ​​specifically for live performance. And that in a very sleek and minimal design.

LiveControl 2 – Sequencer (Video Tutorial 3/4)

By | September 2nd, 2013|Ableton Live Tutorials|

This third tutorial in my mini series on how to use LiveControl 2 addresses the Sequencer Layout and all its features and functions.

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