LiveControl 2 is the long awaited update to LiveControl, and has been in development for almost a year in partnership with Liine. Based on the Lemur for iPad, it’s scripting capabilities allow for expressive control of Ableton Live. it simplifies setup in comparison to its predecessor and it’s interface is significantly optimised. The template now comprises four main pages:
Launch drum clips while riding the fader on your piano track. Simultaneously open the FX strip for your vocals. View single channel strips or FX strips, or open the whole panel. Any combination is possible on the Launch page. Save and recall any combination of clips with the Presets function. Of course, you also get a complete transport section, including BPM, quantization and metronome controls.
Control any effect or instrument, anywhere in your Live Set. Or control multiple devices at once. Assign up to 8 parameters to a traditional XY pad, or get creative with the four different types of modulation: LFO, Physics, Recorder and Presets. LFO allows you to tempo-sync any parameter to different wave shapes. Physics gives you control over the classic Lemur bouncing balls. Recorder lets you record, playback and edit your movements. Presets lets you save, recall and morph between modulation snapshots, Kapture-style!
Play harmonies and melodies in key. The Play page is a harmonic grid that makes it easy to make music. Improvise by fingering patterns, without worrying about black and white piano keys. Quickly switch MIDI channel to change instrument. The layout includes a handy channel strip, giving you full control over MIDI expression (Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel), mixer settings (Volume, Pan, Effect Sends), or an FX strip with 8 macro knobs. Improvise your riff in the Play page, record into a MIDI clip, then switch over to the Sequencer page to edit your pattern.
Instead of using a mouse to point and click, how amazing would it be to tap, drag and touch the notes in the piano roll? LiveControl 2 lets you edit, improvise and perform MIDI clips. Draw notes, tweak the start and length, humanise the velocities. Over a dozen helpful tools to help you get creative: keys, scales, fold, chords, strum, reverse, invert, flip and more! Choose a key and scale to guide your melodies and use Quick Chord to instantly create harmonies.