Future DJ – The Dawn Of The iPad

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.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/griid-vs-touchable-ipad-ableton-live-controllers-head-to-head-275330

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  1. #1 by Disgraceland on September 30, 2011 - 10:47 am

    I’ve been using touchable for a few months now…It’s stunning to use in a live environment.

    Works well in the studio too.

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