Controlling Ableton Live With Your iPad

Featuring Loops In Worship Posted on December 1, 2011

We’ve ranted and raved about the iPad for a while now (here and here). I’ve been using my iPad for all sorts of things, music and administrative. I get questions all the time from People about what app is the best for controlling Ableton Live with your iPad. I personally really like TouchOSC . I use the Live Control template (which is free!) and use an iKlip from IK Multimedia (review coming!) If you’re not familiar with what Touch OSC can do, or don’t understand how/why you would ever use your iPad to control Ableton Live, check out the Video below, where I demonstrate some of the functions of Touch OSC.

Live Control and TouchOSC combined make for a pretty killer experience when working with Ableton Live. Typically after I share with people my Love of this app combo, and show them what it can do, the next question they have is.. so how do I set it up? It’s not the easiest process in the world, but it’s do-able for everyone. If you’re interested in setting up TouchOSC and Live Control on your iPad then check out the video below where I walk you through the process.

A few things you’ll need before you get started:

Touch OSC for iPad ($4.99)

Live Control Template (free)

Touch OSC Editor for MAC/PC (free)

iKlip *this isn’t required, but I really like it to attach my iPad to a Mic Stand* ($37.99)-

If you’re looking for a great-powerful new way to Control Ableton Live, this is an option you should devote some time and thought to! Let us know if you download Touch OSC/Live Control and give it a try!

 *Just a heads up, some of the links above are affiliate links, which means I’ll make a little money off of your purchase, but all the products I’ve mentioned I really use, and really enjoy. Also for the sake of disclosure, I received a iKlip for review from IK as a part of a Promotion I’m doing with them. That doesn’t diminish the fact I really like the iKlip and actually use it!*

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