Livid and Liine have teamed up to create a ‘unique Ableton Live control experience’, Hybrid Control.
Griid and Code can now be linked as a single ‘hybrid’ controller that brings together the tangible control of hardware MIDI controllers and the open-ended flexibility and multi-touch power of iPad MIDI control software.
Liine has previously built custom hybrid solutions for artists such as Orbital, Plastikman or Avril Lavigne’s keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo. Now, if you are a Griid and Livid Code owner, you can ‘experience the power of hybrid control’ yourself.
This series of videos, via DubSpot instructor Evan Sutton. takes a look at using Lemur for the iPad and making new control surfaces using the Lemur Editor.
Lemur Tutorial Part One:
In part one, basic setup of the Lemur and Lemur Editor are explained. To start, an Ad-Hoc network is created. Once the iPad running Lemur software is connected, it will automatically update with the changes made in the editor. As far as objects go, we’ll start with the Fader and MultiBall. A great thing about the Lemur is its physics engine, which we can use with both objects.
After MIDI is set up, it’s time to take a look at the Lemur Daemon. The Lemur Daemon brokers internal MIDI connections between incoming Lemur control signals and other programs running on your computer, such as Ableton Live. Here, we set up the connection manually.
The original Lemur was a hardware unit, introduced back in 2004. But the Lemur platform has achieved new popularity with the introduction of Lemur for iPad by Liine. Using the Lemur Editor, you can create custom interfaces for the Lemur.