Liine Griid

Ritchie Hawtin, John Acquaviva and a small group called Liine have created an Ableton specific iPad controller called Griid. It looks interesting. I’m usually sweating and holding a microphone on stage but I am constantly running back behind the laptop to adjust and control things. A small sturdy stand at the very front of the stage with the iPad and Liine or touchAble on could be a solution. Who knows with one of those OtterBox Defender cases maybe I wouldn’t need the stand. I could just carry and leave the iPad various places on stage like I do with my mic sometimes. I’m going to try out Griid this weekend although I’m still a little skeptical. I do think eventually something like this will work but we are not quite there yet. Maybe I’m wrong? Let me know if you tried Griid out.

“Griid is an advanced clip grid interface which allows you to control Ableton Live (running on your desktop or laptop) from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Using specially developed touch objects and simple gestures, Griid is carefully designed with the performance experience in mind. Finely tuned for rapid navigation, you can enjoy the freedom of playing Live sets of any size with ease. Explicit visual feedback means that you have all the information you need, quite literally at your fingertips. Combined with wireless operation, this means you can perform with Ableton Live without ever needing to look at the computer screen.” – http://liine.net/

For more info: http://liine.net/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:52 am, filed under Ableton Live, iPad and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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8 Responses to “Liine Griid”

  1. Lmd64 says:

    I’ve tried out Griid briefly, very much looking forward to giving it a go in a live situation. The ability to extricate oneself from the laptop screen has fantastic possibilities from a live electronic performance point of view, particularly in relation to avoiding the dreaded ‘checking your email’ situation onstage.

  2. Sam says:

    I tried out grid and as good as it is visually. I especially like the way the clip time view is very clear you never get lost and the clip colour is awesome. Personally livecontrol is way better works great only time it seems to be a problem is if you change your session.

    I’m really looking forward to touchable to I justtgink with an interface like the iPad you should be able to do more tan just launch clips.

  3. loopblood says:

    I spent 25 bucks on GRIID, worst ipad music app i’ve tried so far, couldn’t use with my regular liveset, got memory exceed msg from Ipad, + others bugs and super limited features….damn! rubbish

  4. dominic says:

    i tried to set the network for it…. fail :(
    this soft looks good but since i got the APC40 i don’t…

  5. Interesting… John Acquaviva owns N2IT, who sued Native Instruments and M-Audio for infringing their digital vinyl related patent. A patent that was rendered useless last year (see http://www.bauerindustries.com/projects/?p=229#update).

    I’m glad that he’s now finding something more constructive to spend his time on.

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