Recommendation of a XY Pad that I can sync with Ableton Live

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48 posts since 7 Jul, 2008

Post Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:20 am

Hello all,

I'm prepearing a surround performance and I use the Surround Panner of Ableton Live. Link below;

There are X-Y position knobs and a rotation knob on the device. I want to control this device via my iPad through a X-Y pad. I also need to see actual positioning visually on my ipad when I control the rotation knob. Rotation knob changes the position in the surround panorama independent from the X and Y values. When the rotation value is 90 degrees, then X becomes Y and Y becomes X (naturally).

A similar surround panner on ipad with it's own LFO and rotation settings would be working also, I can map the X and Y parameters with Ableton Live.

Is there a way to do this? Any recommendations would be helping.

Thanks in advance!!


2 posts since 17 May, 2021 from Grand Rapids, Mi. USA

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:25 am

TBmidi stuff will do that.

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94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:59 am

I’d forgotten about TBmidi but looking at the App Store I think the Dev has too as people reporting it’s not working on some more recent iOS.

There’s Lemur (no updates for a while 2 years, expensive, I think I got it in a sale) and TouchOSC which still seems to get updates (at least 4 months ago) and the same Devs appear to have launched a v2 of TouchOSC so not sure if that will be getting the updates now.

210 posts since 2 Feb, 2007 from German Guy in Tokyo

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:54 am

I would also not recommend TB MIDI Stuff, while the app is great it has not been updated for 7 years. Like Lemur, it is abandoned.

So far for the big MIDI-Controller apps only MIDI Designer Pro and TouchOSC (MK2) have been mainteined probperly.

7 posts since 10 Aug, 2009 from New York

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:48 pm

I don't think this is possible in MDP2 (no LFOs built-in for one thing), but... If you'd like, please post to our forum (you'll have to register and then get approved) or just send us an email to support [at] mididesigner [dot] com to discuss this.

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11532 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:40 am

I’ve done this for drawing when my old Wacom Tablet stopped working in my Mac Mini. ... y-computer
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