Some of the biggest steps forward for controlling software from a touchscreen device have come from Liine – from the JazzMutant Lemur in 2009 to the iOS Lemur application in 2011. Now the Berlin-based developers have focused their efforts on building the ultimate iOS control surface for a current generation of Live users.
Originally teased last December, LiveControl 2 aims to build an entire Ableton jam, performance, and production workflow into one app. LiveControl accomplishes this across four different screens that allow in-depth control of the DAW:
- Launch (clip launching and transport)
- Modulate (Lemur-like XY control, physics-based effect control, and gesture recording)
- Play (designed for instrument performance – a grid of notes locked in key)
- Sequencer (MIDI clip editing)
The application is free for all iOS Lemur users – which means that if you don’t already have a copy, you’ll need to pony up the $50 to get it along with access to LiveControl 2. Watch the full feature overview in the video below: