Novation Launch Control XL Review

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Novation recently introduced the Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.

Novation now offers a wide variety of controller options for Live:

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It’s great to have so many options – but where does the new Launch Control XL fit in?

Nlaunch-controlovation released the original Launch Control, right, last year. It’s a smaller MIDI controller, designed as a companion for the Launchpad S.

The Launchpad S is primarily an 8×8 grid controller. The original Launch Control is designed to be an add-on that brings 16 knobs and 8 pads to your system.

The new Launch Control XL is still designed to be a companion to the Launchpad S, but the XL version takes everything about the original up a notch.

How does this fit into your Live workflows? Let’s take a look… Continue reading

10 Ways To Improve Performance In Ableton Live

ableton-liveToday’s computers blow away the computers that were available in 2001, when Ableton Live was first introduced.

Back then, if your computer had a 1 Ghz CPU, 256Mb of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, you had it pretty good. Now, processors are 30-40 times faster, computers have 100 times as much RAM & terabyte hard drives are common.

But, as computers have gotten faster, our DAWs have added features and our expectations have gotten higher. So, even with today’s faster computers, you’ll still run into situations where you need more power than your computer has to give.

In this article, guest author Doug Beney offers 10 ways to improve performance in Ableton Live. And, if you want even more information, we’ve included a collection of resources at the end of the article that you can check out.  Continue reading

touchAble Live Controller Updated To Version 3

touchableDeveloper AppBC has released an update to touchAble, its iOS Ableton Live control app.

touchAble, available for both iPad and iPhone, that offers advanced control of clips, mixer, devices and more in Ableton Live.

touchAble 3 is designed to be easier to connect and set up, offers access to devices in racks and more.

Here’s the official intro video to touchAble 3: Continue reading

Recording Animoog Into Ableton Live Via iConnectMIDI4+

In this video, Chris Stack of experimentalsynth explores using the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface to record audio from Animoog on his iPad directly into Ableton LiveContinue reading

Korg Gadget Updated With Module, Improved Live Export

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Korg has updated Gadget, its virtual studio for the iPad.

The update brings support for Korg Module, improved Ableton Live export, MIDI over Bluetooth support and more.

Korg is also having a holiday sale on Gadget through Dec 11.

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