2016
10/25
Ableton Live Set Export From Korg Gadget
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Export Gadget songs to Ableton Live set.

Export Gadget songs to Ableton Live set.

Now you can export your iOS music ideas straight to a Live Set as an ALS project file. Several apps already support this feature. In this example we will use Korg Gadget. You can see I was able to export each track from Gadget as audio loops. The different patterns are exported as well as “scenes” in Ableton Live.

About Live Set Export: Ableton Live Set Export is a library that allows an application to write Ableton Live project files. The library handles generation of the ALS document, but also creates the project folder structure and copies any associated audio resources to the project. The library provides an Objective-C wrapper for iOS development.

The library only contains functionality for generating Ableton Live projects. It does not support reading or parsing Live Sets or other Ableton-generated files. This library also does not handle transmitting the project data from an iOS device to Live, or any other network operations. Ableton will provide separate UX guidelines to advise on how the library can best be integrated in your app.

I was able to export my Gadget song to Live in just 5 simple steps.

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Step 1 (click image to see larger) Open your Gadget project.

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Step 2 (click image to see larger) Select Export/Ableton Live Project.

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Step 3 (click image to see larger) Connect to Dropbox.

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Step 4 (click image to see larger) Confirm and download the folder from Dropbox to Live folder.

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Step 5 (click image to see larger) Open the ALS project in Live.


Visit http://ableton.github.io/export/ for more information about Live Set export for iOS.

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Additional apps that support Live Set Export: iKaossilator, Triqtraq, Patterning, Blocs Wave

2015
11/02
Elastic Drums Integrates Ableton Link Sync
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Elastic Drums announced it will integrate Ableton Link sync into the app by end of November.

Introducing Link
Link is a new technology developed by Ableton that lets you play in time with multiple iOS devices and multiple instances of Ableton Live music software over a wireless network. It’s not JUST MIDI over Wi-Fi so don’t worry it actually works and works well based on a new type of development that sends song position and tempo information and that’s all.

How Link works
To set up, just switch on Link, connect to the same network and start jamming. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing. And anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow. No MIDI cables, no installation, just free-flowing sync that works.

Elastic Drums is a music app showcasing an interactive drum kit, that enables to create a huge range of rhythmic grids, ranging from classical analog drumkits up to experimental soundscapes.

It contains six channels of high quality synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels. All important control parameters are automatable. The result: Elastic drum composition!

Features:
– 6 synth channels with 12 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone)
– 12 parameters for each synth engine
– automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
– 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects
– automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
– master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
– 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length
– record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
– email audio recordings and presets
– iOS 8 supported
– Audiobus supported
– Inter-App audio (IAA) supported with transport control
– Midi start/stop/sync

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Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended!

Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments, the instruments app label of Mouse on Mars and friends.

Plans for upcoming versions:
– Midi notes recording
– native screen size for iPhone 6, 6+
– new sequencer features (rolls, etc.)
– new synth engines (other percussions, sampler, etc)

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