Patchworks has released a new version of Conductr, its Ableton Live control app for the iPad. Conductr 1.1 is now a free download, with additional features that can be unlocked via in-app purchases.
Here’s what the developers have to say about Conductr:
Conductr is not about having everything in Ableton Live on your iPad, but about offering a user experience that makes sense on an iPad.
We do not want to replicate hardware on a touchscreen; we want to get maximum advantage of multitouch technology to give musicians the kind of resources that they can’t get from a hardware controller. From an ergonomic interface that adapts to any momentary need —in other words: you only see what you need at any given time— to a gestural mode that allows the user to play without watching the iPad and a modular basis that will permit the app to grow through the addition of complementary modules.
Conductr 1.1 is now a free download, which will allow you to control 4 tracks and 11 scenes on any Ableton Live set. You can also create 2 user modules, each one can integrate up to 8 parameters from any device on any track of your set.
You can make in-app purchases for different premium modules and packs to get unlimited features and personalize Conductr based on your needs.
This update also includes a Sends Mode in the Mixer Module, a Mute Hiding button and the possibility to save your projects’ complete set-ups — features early adopters requested.
All early Conductr users will still have the full pack without any additional expense.
“We do not want to replicate hardware on a touchscreen,” Conductr CEO Julià Carboneras said. “We want to take maximum advantage of multitouch technology to give musicians the kind of resources that they can’t get from hardware devices. Our freemium update will give more artists the opportunity to try our app and buy additional modules to fit their individual needs.”
Conductr is a free download from the App Store. Additional features are available as in-app purchases.
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