touchAble for iPad arrives

I know lots of people have been waiting for this one, here’s the detail:

touchAble – control Ableton Live from your iPad

Navigate around your live set with the touch of a finger, tweak Lives mixer, instruments and fx with full automapping and unlimited tracks & parameters. touchAble allows live users to walk away from their computer and perform live from anywhere within Wi-Fi range while keeping latency at a minimum. Play your favourite synths with the unique double keyboard or record your rhythms with the 16 drum pads, including 5 velocity steps & octave selectors. Access the most important transport and clip functions without losing focus on your set and tweak the same set with two iPads with the unique Dual-User-Mode. Do you need to adjust volume, launch a new clip and play a device? Don’t worry – a smart and intuitive screen menu empowers the user to arrange and switch modules on the fly.

touchAble does not require any midi-mappings as it uses LiveOSC to communicate directly with the LiveAPI.

*** Limited Time Introductory Price ***

Installation could not be any simpler:

  • Download touchAbleServer from our website and install it on your Mac or PC
  • Enter your Hosts Ip-Address on your iPad
  • Press connect.

Within a few seconds your set will be ready.


Clip grid

  • Navigate around the set using touches. Need to go faster? Use more fingers!
  • Clips & scenes with full colour and name feedback
  • 8×15 clips in fullscreen, 8×7 clips in halfscreen allow a great overview over your set.
  • Access to arm & solo functions
  • Playing position feedback inside clips
  • Grid always stays in sync with the set you’re controlling
  • Stop Toggle provides a safe, yet easy way to stop tracks & clips.
  • Famous coloured box around currently shown clips within Live


  • Unlimited tracks, navigate with the touch-sensitive cross.
  • Volumes, returns A-D, panning, monitors, resets, master & return volumes
  • 2 different modes in fullscreen: Mode 8 to control two different parameters for the same 8 tracks, Mode 16 to control 16 tracks at once.
  • Scared of clipping? Output-meters provide feedback of each tracks/masters/returns output-levels.
  • Mute-buttons for each track


  • Intuitive device selection screen using touch scrolling. Toggle mode to enable & disable devices from the overview.
  • Compatible with vsts, audiounits and native live plugins
  • Native Templates for few of Lives devices More will be added in the next updates.
  • Choose between 3 device modes: Native Mode, FX8 with 8 and FX32 with 32 parameters to be controlled at once.
  • Navigate and control unlimited parameters with bank switches
  • Never lose a parameter in the heat of a set: parameter name & value feedback directly inside the faders.
  • FX8 & FX32: Different fader-colours differentiate continious parameters and multistate-toggles.
  • Control 2 devices at the same time


  • 17 note Keyboard
  • Touch & scroll Octave-selector
  • 2 velocity modes: global or range
  • Range velocity mode provides 5 velocity steps within the same key: Press the key on top for low velocity, press it on bottom for maximum velocity
  • Keys change colour to reflect current level of velocity
  • Tweak the minimal velocity during range mode with the provided slider
  • Perform with 2 keyboards in full screen mode


  • 8 or 16 pads mode
  • Touch & scroll Pad-selector
  • 2 velocity modes: global or range
  • Range velocity mode with 5 different steps
  • Pads change colour to reflect current level of velocity

Clip & Transport control

  • Change parameters of clips : pitch, detune, loop, length, position
  • Easy access to transport functions: play/stop, midi overdub, cue level, metronome, nudge up/down, midi record and launch quantization

Regular updates adding more native templates and functionality are a given, Step-Sequencer & X&Y Pads to come!



  1. Looks great. Does anyone know the Ableton Live version requirements for this? I'm still a couple versions back, couldn't find any requirements for the app.

  2. I found out you need Live 8. I'm tempted to upgrade Live just for this, but the upgrade prices apparently got jacked up this version so I might not. App itself looks fantastic.

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