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touchAble is THE controller app for Ableton Live.

"A controller that rivals the Push in the hardware space, and almost completely leaves the competition behind in the app space." DJ TECHTOOLS

touchAble 3 offers a vast array of new and improved features and finally connects via a simple USB cable.
The new Live Device Template Pack (available as an in-app purchase) provides a well designed layout for nearly every device in Live.

touchAble 3 includes six different modules that - combined - give you full control over Lives Session-View.
Its modular interface allows to split the screen to show two modules at the same time - or to maximise the surface area of a single module.
And if the size of one iPad is not enough, you can use touchAble with as many iPads or iPhones (using touchAble Mini) as you want.

'The level of control and amount of customisation is really impressive as is the integration with Live. SonicTouch Gold Award.' SONICSTATE

'touchAble can really add a new level of performance to your gigs and recording sessions.' DJMAG

'touchAble promises to be a real game-changer in the world of controller apps.' ASKAUDIO magazine

'Ableton users with an iPad, it's an easy recommendation.' RESIDENT ADVISOR

'touchAble goes further than any app has before.' CREATE DIGITAL MUSIC

'There are so many great features that each Live user can find useful as their main controller.' DUBSPOT

The included Modules are:

Launch Clips and Scenes, Solo and arm tracks, or open up the loop controls to quickly loop a running Clip.
An overview provides quick access to any position in the set. Create or delete Tracks, Scenes, Clips and even stop buttons.
Edit MIDI Clips with the MIDI Editor. Drum Mode makes it easy to lay down a drum loop. Chord Mode allows for precise note placements and lengths - in any scale you want.

Adjust Volumes, Sends, Pans and the Crossfader.
Accurate dB readings and level meters.
Snap and Timed mode with 4 different envelopes.

Access Live Devices, VSTs or AUs. Supports Devices in Racks.
Intelligent Controls adapt to the type of control used in Live. Snap and Combo mode.
With the addition of the Live Device Template Pack (in-app purchase), all Live devices will look and feel exactly as their counterparts in Live.

Keys & Pads:
Traditional Keyboard Drum Pads
Isomorphic Keyboard
All of them include Scales selector, Note repeat, Aftertouch and Positional velocity

XY Pad:
Assign and control up to 12 parameters at once.
Gravity Parameters on each of the dots.
Snapshots of positions with morph.
Gesture recorder.

Template Editor:
Edit your own interfaces using XY Pads, Faders, Rotaries, Buttons, Labels and Containers.
Assign any Live parameter or MIDI CC/Note.
Use as many pages as you like - and save and restore your templates.
Combine your own template with touchAbles other modules.

The Browser lets you access Live's Library. Drag and Drop Devices on a track - or drop Samples on one of the DrumPads.

touchAble 3 is compatible with Live 8 & 9 (official compatibility : 8.4.2 / 9.6.1 and above) - Lite, Intro, Standard and Suite - and runs on all generations of iPad.
The Server Software requires OSX 10.6 and above or Windows XP and above.

Download the Server Software from and follow the installation process.
• Connect your iPad to your computer via USB or a wireless network.
• Run Ableton Live and enable 'touchAble' as a Control Surface.
• Launch touchAble on your iPad and tap the Server to connect.
• Within a few seconds your set will be touchAble :)

What's New in Version 3.2


Envelope curves on 64bit devices
New Filter in Live 9.5
Browser in Live 9.5


Load Plug-Ins from inside the App

Bonus :

Live device template Pack is now (US) $14.99 instead of $21.99

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

No need for Ableton Push

Getting into producing music on Ableton Live, I realized that a specialized midi controller for Ableton would really help out. However, both the Novation Launchpad and the Ableton Push past $100, and it really did not make sense to me to invest so much money into a hobby. However, after reading about touchAble, I decided to take a shot, and boy is this a great app. I can control almost everything in Ableton through a touch screen, and the layout makes alot of sense after you watch the tutorials on their website. The only suggestions I have would be to update some tutorials you guys have (e.g. adding Macro Controls for VST’s) and also adding a way to map to VST knobs and buttons permanently. (for example, if I am using Massive, I have to specifically put it in a instrument group, and then add it specifically to the first midi lane. If I put it in the second lane, this would no longer work).

If and when it works, it's ok

If you are going to sell a dedicated app, then you need to keep up with the software, and this app doesn't. With every Ableton Live update, there comes a host of touchAble issues that they take their sweet time to address. 9.6.1 has some critical Live updates, especially on the MIDI cpu fix, but if you want to be able to use touchAble, you likely won't be able to update til months later. I understand it likely puts a strain on the developer, but when you choose to create and sell a $20+ dedicated controller app, you need to keep it current. TouchAble is looking more and more like a quick cash grab and less like a functional product, and that's too bad, because it was a great idea when it started.

AMAZING!!! 11 STARS!!! Just integrate user exchange template downloads..

This app is perfect and works great with my Mac and ableton. There is little to no support for this app. Just like many others out there. Therefore, your pretty much on your own to learn it, figure it out, and create your custom templates.. There's some videos but not much and definitely not many showing different styles or custom templates.. I wish there were more videos, or a place on the forum where users can download one another's templates...

I'VE ATTEMPTED TO GET USERS TO UPLOAD THEIR TEMPLATES SO EVERYONE CAN DOWNLOAD THEM AND HAVE A PLETHORA OF DIFFERENT COMFORTABLE TEMPLATES, BUT APPARENTLY NO ONE ELSE THINKS THIS IS A GOOD IDEA!!! I don't understand.. Doesn't everyone want to help one another and show off your custom controller/rack/faders/knobs templates???

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  • $24.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 14.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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