Liine Lemur

Lemur for iPad has arrived and interestingly it’s now from Liine (Gareth Williams, John Acquaviva, Richie Hawtin, etc…). There is a Mac/PC editor, scripting language, OSC & Midi over WiFi, CoreMidi, Camera Connection Kit support, 17 types of objects and a dose of the future. I can’t wait to see what people are going to do with this. Bring on touch screens of all sizes.

“Lemur is a professional iOS controller app that doesn’t cut any corners. It lets you control anything, any way you want. Total flexibility means it can go as deep as you need it to. Lemur can control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software (DAWs), VJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more.” –

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Liine Cliip Module

Liine has added a new Cliip Module for controlling Ableton Clips. I’m going to use my iPad live for the first time on New Year’s Eve. I’m not going to be using something like Liine quite yet. I’m still going to let my Macbook Pro do the heavy lifting. I do think at some point in 2011 I will start controlling Clip launching and more via the iPad. Baby steps for my square glass friend. I still need to discover how sweat is going to affect input!

“A world-first in controllers, Cliip allows you to create and edit Ableton Live MIDI clips with your fingertips using an elegant touch-enabled piano roll. The core Griid module is the most fluid, fastest and reliable tool for launching clips. If you need the best cliplauncher on the market you need Griid – pure and simple.” –

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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.” –

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