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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.


Friction on Pioneer’s CDJ-900 NXS

Check this excellent routine from Friction while demoing Pioneer’s new CDJ-900 NXS. Suprise to see drum and bass in a product demo. Anyway, This new CDJ looks amazing. Now we don’t even need traktor. All you need is a laptop, iOS or android phones with Pioneer’s Rekordbox and you’re good to go.

Traktor Kontrol Z1

Native Instruments just announced their latest gadget, an ultra portable 2 channel mixer for Traktor DJ and Traktor Pro. Basically it’s a 2 channel mixer with built in sound card that is compatible for both your iOS devices and your laptop. I guess it you have the Traktor Kontrol X1 & F1 + Z1 you noww have a somewhat modular system for your digital DJ needs (in laptop at least). Anyway, more detail to follow. In the meantime, check out the video teaser.

TouchOSC For Android is now available


Hexler has finally released a full functioning TouchOSC for Android. TouchOSC has been available on Android for a while, the problem though, some of the key function that makes TouchOSC great on iOS has been disabled. Well those days are now gone. With this release, now Android user can do the same exact thing that iOS user has been able to do for years. Now you can import your own custom template and all template you created for your iOS devices will work here. So go get them now.

TouchOSc for Android is available now at Google Play Store for $5.98

Review: Propellerhead’s Figure

The first time I heard about this little iOS software called Figure I got very excited. First off, it only cost 99c making this a total bargain and encourage us to try it out. The apps it self is pretty simple. It comes with 3 instruments which consist of Drum which is powered by Reason’s Kong Drum Designer, Bass & Lead which is powered by Reason’s Thor. Once you launch it, you’ll see 4 pads that you use to control the drum and when going through the tabs you can change the mode from pattern, tweaks, song & mix. There are also several sound banks to get you started.

Overall is pretty neat but just like every iOS apps out there, It has yet to able to be taken seriously as a music making tools. It lacks the ability to export sound or MIDI note therefore making this more of a toy than the real deal. Nonetheless, its pretty fun and its a good glimpse to the future of what the iOS ecosystem can do plus it’s only 99c.

Rating: 3/5