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touchAble 3 is out now

I have yet to mess around with it but this new update looks promising. Looking forward to it.

What’s New:
You can now use a simple USB cable to connect 🙂
Access to devices in racks in racks in racks in racks in racks…..!
The new Live Device Template Pack (available as an in-app purchase) provides 42 well designed layouts for nearly every device in Live.

The device module can now follow the selected device in Live (Blue Hand)
Devices can now be loaded to any place of a track’s device chain using the browser and drag and drop.
You can now play notes with the keys of the piano roll within the MIDI Clip Editor in the scales tab.
Devices can be stretched to take 3/4 of the screens real estate.

Completely recoded Server. (Goodbye Java!:) From now on, the Server is running in the background as a System Service.

New Settings, including:
– Follow currently launched scene option.
– choose and assign different MIDI channels for Drum Pads, Keyboard, Isomorphic Keyboard and Piano Roll (MIDI Clip Editor).
– iPads & iPhones Link Mode: combine several Devices to one big control surface.
– Rotary controller sensitivity setting.
– Snap and Timed Snap Mode 4 different envelopes: Exponential, Linear, Logarithmic, Hanning.

Countless of bug fixes, optimisations and enhancements.
Get the latest installer at http://www.touch-able.com/downloads/ and follow the instructions in the quick user guide included in the app

Device/System Requirements:
* Compatible with all generations of iPad.
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Ableton Live 8 & Live 9
* Mac OSX 10.5 and above or Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
* touchAble PC or MAC server software (downloadable for free)

Combined with its strong integration in Live, its seven different modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad, Template Editor) and a MDI Clip Editor touchAble 3 covers every control element of Live’s session view.
touchAble opens up a wide range of creative performance techniques beyond the typical knobs and faders paradigm. It takes a musical and seamless approach to controllerism, with all areas of the interface carefully designed and optimised for intuitive and efficient touch-screen operation as well as Ableton Live workflow. In short – it makes Live Sessions touchAble.

http://www.touch-able.com

To SYNC or not to SYNC?

To Sync or not to sync? That has become one of the hottest topics in the DJ world lately. With the advance of technology DJing has become easier. Even I agree that the art of DJing is nothing special nowadays. If people ask me about learning how to DJ I’ll say that “it’s easy, I’m confident that I can even teach a monkey in a couple hours to DJ on a laptop!” Yes, it’s that easy. Of course the next question is so what makes being a DJ special and isn’t using a sync button technically cheating? Before I put my own 2 cents on this matter, let me me give’s you a few examples for your thought.

Continue reading To SYNC or not to SYNC?

It’s no longer simple!

I just got myself a new DJTT Midi Fighter 3D. Between that and Traktor Kontrol F1 and iPad running TouchOSC plus a macbook pro running Traktor 2.5.1, DJing has turn into completely different kind of beast. All these gadgets does open up new possibility in term of creativity. But at the same time, it kinda takes the fun out of DJing. It was so much simpler when all we had were a box of records, a pair of 1200s and a mixer.

Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus is like…WOW!

Pioneer just put out information on the next generation of CDJ-2000 called the Nexus. Some wicked features are beatsync, slip roll and scratch (you can scratch and the track will play on a la Traktor Beatmasher FX), wireless source connectivity (play tunes from iphones or laptop that connect wirelessly through wi-fi), key color code, quantized hot cue and many more. In short, they are amazing. If there’s a drawback, its listed at $2600 each. So if you want to get a whole set plus the DJM-900 nexus, it will set you back $7200. That’s a lot of money. And if you want to add laptop to the equation you can easily burn close to 10k. Ouch!

In the meantime, watch the video where Kissy Sellout shows what this bad boys can do.