Liine Griid Pro
Liine announced Griid, their modular touch control system for Ableton Live and iPad, at Sonar International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, 2010.
The first in a series of interconnected control modules for Ableton Live, Griid is announced by electronic music pioneer Richie Hawtin, speaking at Sonar's Digital Music 2.0/10 event on June 17th. Acting as spokesperson, co-developer and first official user, Hawtin describes Liine's vision for the future of music control.
Liine believe in taking a top-down approach to music control. Development begins and ends with the performance experience in mind. As such, Griid's specialised touch objects and gestures are said to be refined through a back and forth process which blurs the boundary between stage and laboratory. The result is a playful tool, augmenting the Ableton Live experience.
Griid, the first and core module, is an advanced clip grid interface which is designed to ensure that you are able to find and fire any clip at any time, without missing a beat. Tuned for rapid navigation, you can play Live sets of any size with ease. Transform and interact with Griid using gestures familiar to iPhone and iPad users, artfully adapted for music control.
Griid comes in three flavours:
- Griid Pro - capitalises on the iPad's screen size.
- Griid for iPhone and iPod Touch - the super-portable solution.
- Griid Lite – try the Griid experience for free.
Griid's features will be announced over the coming weeks. It will be available on the iTunes store soon after. Over the coming months, more control modules will become available. When integrated into the Griid ecosytem, this will turn the iPad into a control hub for your entire Live show, the creators promise.
For more information and updates visit griid.net.