TouchAble @ Dubspot – Killer Ableton Live iPad Music App

DubSpot is excited to welcome TouchAble creator Sylvian Garcia to our studios Thursday, February 3 at 7PM for a workshop on this incredible application (to RSVP send an email to info@dubspot.com with “TouchAble Workshop in the subject line). TouchAble is an advanced and dedicated Ableton Live controller for the iPad. With the release of version 1.1 TouchAble has included many features that Sylvian will highlight at his clinic. Please join us for a talk that starts at 7PM at the DubSpot studios. For more about TouchAble keep reading below.

As the iPad was launched to the masses last year music creators everywhere coveted the prolific device, pondering what new wonderful, musical things they could do with it. Since then we have seen massive developments in music programs for the iOS operating system – from synths to DAW’s to unique user interfaces for music. But after a while many of us who were using these programs ran into a problem – how do we integrate this great device into our already refined studio workflow? The iPad seemed to offer so much in terms of control options but it was slow to deliver control options for DAW’s and computer-based programs.

One program that has aimed to bridge this gap from the get-go is TouchAble. Created to be an all-in-one controller for Ableton Live, TouchAble is currently the best app on the market for total control of Ableton. And it’s getting better. The company describes the program as follows: This advanced and dedicated Ableton Live controller is used by many profesionnals producers, musicians and performers around the world : its advanced control options give it the advantage in terms of power and make it the obvious choice for studio use and live performance.


FEATURE LIST
Clip grid

• Navigate around the set using touches.•Need to go faster? Use more fingers!
• Clips & scenes with full color and name feedback
• 8×15 clips in fullscreen, 8×7 clips in halfscreen allow a great overview over your set.
• Access to arm & solo functions
• Playing position feedback inside clips- Grid always stays in sync with the set you’re controlling
• Stop Toggle provides a safe, yet easy way to stop tracks & clips.
• Famous colored box around currently shown clips within Live

Mixer

• Unlimited tracks, navigate with the touch-sensitive cross.
• Volumes, returns A-D, panning, monitors, resets, master & return volumes
• 2 different modes in fullscreen: Mode 8 to control two different parameters for the same 8 tracks, Mode 16 to
control 16 tracks at once.
• Scared of clipping? Output-meters provide feedback of each tracks/masters/returns output-levels.
• Mute-buttons for each track

Devices

• Intuitive device selection screen using touch scrolling. Toggle mode to enable & disable devices from the
overview.
• Compatible with vsts, audio-units and native live plugins
• Native Templates for few of Lives devices More will be added in the next updates.
• Choose between 3 device modes: Native Mode, FX8 with 8 and FX32 with 32 parameters to be controlled at
once.
• Navigate and control unlimited parameters with bank switches
• Never lose a parameter in the heat of a set: parameter name & value feedback directly inside the faders.
• FX8 & FX32: Different fader-colors differentiate continuous parameters and multistate-toggles.
• Control 2 devices at the same time

Keys

• 17 note Keyboard
• Touch & scroll Octave-selector
• 2 velocity modes: global or range
• Range velocity mode provides 5 velocity steps within the same key: Press the key on top for low velocity, press it
on bottom for maximum velocity
• Keys change colour to reflect current level of velocity
• Tweak the minimal velocity during range mode with the provided slider
• Perform with 2 keyboards in full screen mode

Pads

• 8 or 16 pads mode
• Touch & scroll Pad-selector
• 2 velocity modes: global or range
• Range velocity mode with 5 different steps
• Pads change colour to reflect current level of velocity

Clip & Transport control

• Change parameters of clips : pitch, detune, loop, length, position
• Easy access to transport functions: play/stop, midi overdub, cue level, metronome, nudge up/down, midi record
and launch quantization

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