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DOWNLOAD:

To connect touchAble to your Mac or Windows PC, you have to download the latest Installer-package from our website: http://www.touch-able.com

        The package includes 2 parts:
               1. touchAble Server

  • handles communication between iDevices and Computer
  • installs the Control Surface script into Live

2. Control Surface script

  • handles communication between Live and Server


SETUP-PROCESS:

              SERVER:

  1. Visit http://www.touch-able.com and download the touchAble_Installer appropriate for your system.

  2. Run our Installer by double-clicking on the touchAble_Installer you just downloaded.

  3. Follow the instructions and enter your password if necessary.

              CONTROL SURFACE:

Click on the touchAble icon (on Mac on the right side of the menubar in Finder at the top, on Windows in the system tray), click the 'Re-Install Scripts' button and select your Ableton Live installation from the dropdown menu (blue down-arrow on Mac).

  • if your Live installation was not listed in the menu, please click on 'Browse' and select it manually.

  • click on 'Install' to copy the Scripts to the selected Live installation.

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Repeat step #2 for every Live installation that you want to use with touchAble.

              LIVE:

  1.  If Ableton live was running, restart it. Open Live's preferences and go to the MIDI/Sync tab. 
  2. Select "touchAble" as a Control Surface.
  3. Select the "touchAble" midi port as the Input for the Control Surface.
    (if 'touchAble' is not available as an input, ignore this for now. It is not required to connect! The touchAble midi port will be available after the first connection.)
  4. Enable 'Track' & 'Remote' for the MIDI Port "Input:  touchAble Input (touchAble)
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Note that you can connect several iDevices running touchAble using only a single Control Surface script.


FIRST CONNECTION:     

touchAble supports connections via a simple USB cable and Wireless Networks.

  • to connect wirelessly, connect the iPad to the same network as your Computer (this may be your normal home WiFi or an AdHoc network)
  • to connect via USB, simply connect the standard apple USB cable to your iPad and to your Computer.     

Open touchAble on your iPad.

  • get rid of our welcome screen - after you carefully read it! ;)
  • depending on the types of connection available, one or several Servers will be shown.
  • connect to a Server by tapping it.


 If the MIDI Port 'touchAble' was not available when setting up Live earlier, please set it up in Live's MIDI/Sync preferences now.
             

DONE!


F R E Q U E N T L Y    A S K E D    Q U E S T I O N S

Please connect your iPad wirelessly or per USB cable to your PC/Mac.
Start touchAble on your iPad and connect to Ableton Live.
Now you should be able to set up the MIDI port for touchAble in Live's MIDI/Sync prefpane ...
If the problem persists - please get in touch with our support!

Please install the newest server and install the newest scripts by hitting the menu item "Reinstall script". Then start or restart Ableton Live.
If the problem persists - please get in touch with our support!
Please send us the logfile you find at
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8:
\Users[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Log.txt
Mac OS X
/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Log.txt

Please install the newest server and install the newest scripts by hitting the menu item "Reinstall script". Then start or restart Ableton Live.
If the problem persists - please get in touch with our support!
Please send us the logfile you find at
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8:
\Users[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Log.txt
Mac OS X
/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Log.txt

Sorry, this is not possible at the moment ...
Unfortunately, this is a limitation of Live's API. As soon as this is possible, we will integrate it into touchAble.

Sorry, this is not possible at the moment ...
Unfortunately, this is a limitation of Live's API. As soon as this is possible, we will integrate it into touchAble.