This was just a short piece at iOS Musician, but it made me firstly look at Live 9 and especially the part of that page that talks about iOS and Android controllers, and also look at Push as well, and both of those things got me thinking.
Of course it’s good to see that Ableton acknowledge the many applications that have grown up around but it does make me wonder if they’ll ever do anything in the mobile space themselves. They don’t have to of course, other have done a very good job of it so far, so you could argue that it becomes less of a priority.
But the description of Push got me thinking. The refer to it as “An instrument for song creation that fits in your backpack with your laptop”, and that sounds kind of mobile to me, or at least heading in that direction.
It makes me wonder if in time we could see a Push Mikro in the same way as we saw Maschine Mikro? Who knows. One thing is for sure, Ableton acknowedge that mobile is not going away, that it’s a valuable part of the ecosystem and that you can’t ignore it.
That’s good enough for now.