On my jaunts around Miami there was something the kept catching my eye (other than silicone and bikinis)… iPads in DJ booths.
Funkagenda, Michael Woods, Maceo Plex – all these guys and more had at least one iPad/tablet PC for triggering effects and loops from Ableton. And it must be said that their sets sounded great – creative and dynamic. Funkagenda said he was using the TouchAble app on his, with the other available app being Griid (£10 and £15, respectively). Now I dont own an iPad (you can get Griid on the iPhone too, but for me that’s a bit too small and fiddly for the DJ booth) so I cant give you a heads up on all the features but I think they’re definitely worth checking out as they seemed very customizable. Here is a link to a Music Radar piece on the two apps – and I’m sure there will be plenty of videos on youtube showing them in use too.