Can i connect an Ipad with ableton and plug ins on my laptop to use it in windows based ableton live 9??

Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my topic.


As I've questioned as above (can i connect an Ipad on my laptop to use it in windows based ableton live 9??)


If it is possible, I want to use the Ipad as a controller for my windows based ableton and to load Ipad created loops, sounds baseline's and so forth in my windows based ableton.


Looking forward to read your reply's! :)



deef 2 years ago | 0 comments

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    You are basically looking for 2 separate things, if i read correctly:
    1) control Ableton and plugins via ipad:
    You need an app that can do this, and usually need to set up some software on your computer as well.
    Have a look at apps like TouchOSC, TouchAble, Lemur, etc. There are a lot of options, and the setup is described in the manuals. This can be done via wifi or via a cable.

    2) use sounds and devices on your ipad to use in Live.
    For this, you need to actually send an audio signal from your ipad into your soundcard/computer.
    Using the headphone output of the ipad is an option, but if you want a better sound with more options, you will need something like a dock to turn your ipad into a recording and playback device that can be connected to anything. Alesis IO dock is an option, but there are more types available.

    I use ipad for both midi control and as an instrument, so it is all possible: just depends on what you want to do. Hope this helps!

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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