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
All of them include Scales selector, Note repeat, Aftertouch and Positional velocity
Assign and control up to 12 parameters at once.
Gravity Parameters on each of the dots.
Snapshots of positions with morph.
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 9 & 10 (latest version) - Lite, Intro, Standard and Suite - and runs on all generations of iPad.
The Server Software requires OSX 10.7 and above or Windows 7 and above.
Download the Server Software from http://www.touch-able.com 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 :)
other minor bug fixes
make sure to download the new server from zerodebug.com/touchAblePro.php
Ratings and Reviews
Update! Apps works again and it’s full of features. I’m hesitant to give the full 5 stars with love 10 on the horizon. Dropping out of supporting the app for so long was a big red flag from this developer but things are looking good now. I’ll check back and happily give the full 5 in a few months. Fingers crossed!
Bottom line: touchable does not work with Mac OS X Yosemite. You know: the current version of Mac OS, the one installed on all new Mac computers. This app was the bomb back when I could use it. It truly is the best app for controlling Ableton Live via the iPad. I’ve invested over $50 for the app itself and the templates. That’s $50 for something I cannot use. Yay. No response from the developers, no one in the forums knows anything. Guess I’m moving over to Lemur or Conductr. It’s a shame, really.
Developer Response ,
sorry for the late reply. We have updated the App at the beginning of this year. Please make sure to update, iOS Server and reinstall the scripts. In case you still encounter issues please contact our support. We have reorganised the support and will answer as quick as possible.
TOUCHABLE “PRO” NOT AN UPDATE???
MAN FORGET THIS COMPANY!?! YOU GUYS ARE CONSISTENT WHEN IT COMES TO ALL OF YOUR PHENOMENALLY GREAT APPS!?! YOU DISAPPEAR AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS A JOKE OR NON EXISTENT.
You would think that maybe working together with your users would be great potential for growth and show that you take their opinions into consideration.. I am afraid to purchase anything else from these developers, when I’ve received one reply back after years of emails and on the forum... The new “PRO” app looks like an identical prettier rewrite of this one.. I’m considering jail breaking again!?!
Honestly, I wanted an iPad because of this app. & even over Liine Lemur. Eventually after finding out no support from anyone for OVER a year, not even other users where actively involved. So, I converted to lemur. At least their community has been extremely helpful...
Such a Must Have for Me
I have been using this app for years now and really couldn’t do without it in my live performance. I’d say give them a break for the short drop out in support. I really couldn’t do without it.
In my experience they have been solid in updating and it is a great product for using the iPad to control ableton live.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.