If you use an iPad and Ableton you've probably spent the last few months tapping away on Liine's Lemur app for iOS. Not content with resting on their laurels, Liine have teamed up with Livid, for some full-on hardware and multitouch integration. Controlling your Ableton sets just got very interesting… and they're even offering an awesome contest to win Hybrid Control!
Here's what they have to say about it...
Liine and Livid have teamed up to create a truly unique Ableton Live control experience. Griid software and Code hardware can now be linked as a single controller via free scripts. This hybrid control concept represents an innovative combination of multitouch control and hardware.
So what does it mean? Griid software and Core hardware working together to create the ultimate in hands-on control for your Ableton Live sets.
The latest Griid update, available in the iTunes App Store, enables a special sync mode with Code. Use Griid to navigate Session View and launch clips. Tap a header in Griid to select a track in Code. Grab knobs in Code to control mixer and effects. Four different Code control modes are available: Mixer, EQ, and two for Devices. Whether you're working in the studio or live on stage, Code and Griid are always in sync.
To see the Hybrid Control setup in action, check out this video below:
Update the Griid app from iTunes and click here to download the latest free update:
Griid is the only iPad controller for Ableton Live with full Core MIDI support. Griid, with or without Code, now natively supports hardware such as iConnect MIDI or a standard MIDI interface through the Camera Connection Kit. Connect to Ableton Live easily and reliably with cables or enjoy the freedom of wireless - it's your choice.
Liine and Livid have organised a special contest to celebrate this innovation in hands-on control. Simply enter your email on the Liine website for a chance to win the complete Hybrid Control setup. This includes a Livid Code hardware controller, the Liine Griid app, an iPad, and a beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade case. The winner will be drawn from all emails received between June 6 2012 and July 6 2012.
Hybrid Control gives you the tools to think outside the box.
To enter the contest and for more information on Griid, including Hybrid Control setup with Code:
Griid is the most fluid and reliable clip grid controller for Ableton Live. Griid is carefully designed with the performance experience in mind. Finely tuned for rapid navigation, you can enjoy the freedom of playing Ableton Live sets of any size with ease. Griid features explicit visual feedback meaning that you have all the information you need, quite literally at your fingertips! If you need the best clip launcher on the market, you need Griid on your iPad or iPhone – pure and simple.
Livid’s Code is a flexible and stylish control surface for computer music creation and performance. Its compact grid of 32 endless encoders with LED rings has built-in push buttons with addressable LEDs that let you ‘think outside the grid.’
Code sends and receives MIDI, providing endless possibilities for use with software such as Ableton Live, Max/MSP, Propellerhead Reason and Record, and NI Traktor, just to name a few. Code is class-compliant, bus-powered, and completely reprogrammable, making it the ideal companion to hardware and software for music production.
Liine have often stated that the ultimate control setup involves both hardware and multitouch. They have put this approach into practice when building custom solutions for artists such as Orbital, Plastikman or Avril Lavigne's keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo. And now, if you are a Griid and Livid Code owner, you can experience the power of hybrid control yourself.
For more information and updates visit http://liine.net
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