Liine has released LiveControl 2. They say that all the best features for controlling Live from your iPad or iPad Mini have been regrouped, refined and streamlined, making LiveControl 2 the ultimate Ableton Live multitouch experience. Here's what they have to say about it in their own words...
The result of years of experience in Ableton Live multitouch control, the long-awaited Live iPad controller from Liine and ST8 is finally here. Built on what we learned from making Mu, Griid, Kapture Pad and Lemur, LiveControl 2 gives you every single feature you need to jam, produce and perform with Ableton Live.
The interface: divided across four pages – Launch, Modulate, Play and Sequencer. Each page is deep and feature-rich, while the layout is clear and intuitive. Best of all, LiveControl 2 is completely free for all Lemur users.
Launch: Launch drum clips while riding the fader on your piano track. Simultaneously open the FX strip for your vocals. View single channel strips or FX strips, or open the whole panel. Any combination is possible on the Launch page. Save and recall any combination of clips with the Presets function. Of course, you also get a complete transport section, including BPM, quantization and metronome controls.
Modulate: Control any effect or instrument, anywhere in your Live Set. Or control multiple devices at once. Assign up to 8 parameters to a traditional XY pad, or get creative with the four different types of modulation: LFO, Physics, Recorder and Presets. LFO allows you to tempo-sync any parameter to different wave shapes. Physics gives you control over the classic Lemur bouncing balls. Recorder lets you record, playback and edit your movements. Presets lets you save, recall and morph between modulation snapshots, Kapture-style!
Play: Play harmonies and melodies in key. The Play page is a harmonic grid that makes it easy to make music. Improvise by fingering patterns, without worrying about black and white piano keys. Quickly switch MIDI channel to change instrument. The layout includes a handy channel strip, giving you full control over MIDI expression (Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel), mixer settings (Volume, Pan, Effect Sends), or an FX strip with 8 macro knobs. Improvise your riff in the Play page, record into a MIDI clip, then switch over to the Sequencer page to edit your pattern.
Sequencer: Instead of using a mouse to point and click, how amazing would it be to tap, drag and touch the notes in the piano roll? LiveControl 2 lets you edit, improvise and perform MIDI clips. Draw notes, tweak the start and length, humanise the velocities. Over a dozen helpful tools to help you get creative: keys, scales, fold, chords, strum, reverse, invert, flip and more! Choose a key and scale to guide your melodies and use Quick Chord to instantly create harmonies.
Pricing and Availability:
Free for all Lemur users
Affordable workstation type keyboard