Liine has announced the release of "Griid", an advanced clip grid interface which allows you to control Ableton Live (running on your desktop or laptop) from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Using specially developed touch objects and simple gestures, Griid is carefully designed with the performance experience foremost in mind.
Griid is finely tuned for rapid and fluid navigation. When a clip is nearby, an intuitive drag gesture on the side of the clip grid allows you to scroll to the desired location. When you need to search further away, take advantage of inertia scrolling by dragging and quickly releasing. If you've lost that killer hook and need to get back to it, simply tap on the corresponding track header to deliver that clip right to your fingertips.
Overview generates a bird's eye view of the whole live set, large or small, at the tap of a button. Touch anywhere in the Overview to jump immediately to that part. Clips at different ends of the Live set are suddenly next-door neighbours.
Create, fold or unfold a group track in Live and Griid will change to represent this. Turn your iPad/iPhone from landscape to portrait and you smoothly reconfigure Griid's dimensions from wide, displaying many tracks, to tall, with many scenes visible at once. Working with Griid requires minimal effort, leaving you to concentrate on the music.
Griid is a modular system and over the coming months, more control modules will become available.
Griid is available in three flavours as described below:
- Griid Pro: Perform with an advanced clip grid interface utilising the iPad's premium screen size. (Griid Pro is available for $24.99).
- Griid: Enjoy the same playful and inspiring Griid experience for iPhone and iPod Touch. (Griid is available for $5.99).
- Griid Lite: Try a limited version of the Griid experience for free to make sure it integrates well with your setup before purchasing. (Griid Lite is available for free).
For more information, including links to purchase on iTunes click here.