Liine & Livid Instruments Partner To Create Hybrid Control For Ableton Live
Liine and Livid Instruments have partnered to create an unique Ableton Live controller experience. Griid software and Code hardware can now be linked as a single controller via free scripts. This hybrid control concept represents an innovative combination of multitouch control and hardware.
Liine have often stated that the ultimate control setup involves both hardware and multitouch. They have put this approach into practice when building custom solutions for artists such as Orbital, Plastikman or Avril Lavigne’s keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo. And now, if you are a Griid and Livid Code owner, you can experience the power of hybrid control yourself.
The latest Griid update, available in the iTunes App Store, enables a special sync mode with Code. Use Griid to navigate Session View and launch clips. Tap a header in Griid to select a track in Code. Grab knobs in Code to control mixer and effects. Four different Code control modes are available: Mixer, EQ, and two for Devices. Whether you’re working in the studio or live on stage, Code and Griid are always in sync.
Griid is the only iPad controller for Ableton Live with full Core MIDI support. Griid, with or without Code, now natively supports hardware such as iConnect MIDI or a standard MIDI interface through the Camera Connection Kit. Connect to Ableton Live easily and reliably with cables or enjoy the freedom of wireless.
Livid’s Code is a flexible and stylish control surface for computer music creation and performance. Its compact grid of 32 endless encoders with LED rings has built-in push buttons with addressable LEDs that let you think outside the grid. Code sends and receives MIDI, providing endless possibilities for use with software such as Ableton Live, Max/MSP, Propellerhead Reason and Record, and NI Traktor, just to name a few. Code is class-compliant, bus-powered, and completely reprogrammable, making it the ideal companion to hardware and software for music production.
Hybrid Control Contest!
Liine and Livid have organized a special contest to celebrate this innovation in hands-on control. Simply enter your email on the Liine website for a chance to win the complete Hybrid Control setup. This includes a Livid Code hardware controller, the Liine Griid app, an iPad, and a beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade case. The winner will be drawn from all emails received between June 6, 2012 and July 6, 2012.