touchAble is my favorite Ableton Live control surface and it just got another major update! touchAble 3.0 is full of support for new devices, and other goodies, but the real treat here is the server you run on your PC/Mac is no longer in fucking Java! I'm also excited about the ability to link multiple iPhones and iPads together. Along with all of this comes a demo video for the new version.
Unfortunately the new Ableton Live Device Template pack is a $22 IAP though. This probably explains why the only rating for this new version is a 1 star review.
What's new in touchAble 3.0 (both):
You can now use a simple USB cable to connect. Access to devices in racks in racks in racks in racks in racks.....! The new Live Device Template Pack (available as an in-app purchase) provides 42 well designed layouts for nearly every device in Live.
The device module can now follow the selected device in Live (Blue Hand) Devices can now be loaded to any place of a track's device chain using the browser and drag and drop. You can now play notes with the keys of the piano roll within the MIDI Clip Editor in the scales tab. Devices can be stretched to take 3/4 of the screens real estate.
Completely recoded Server. (Goodbye Java!:) From now on, the Server is running in the background as a System Service.
New Settings, including:
Follow currently launched scene option. Choose and assign different MIDI channels for Drum Pads, Keyboard, Isomorphic Keyboard and Piano Roll. iPads & iPhones Link Mode: combine several Devices to one big control surface. Rotary controller sensitivity setting. Snap and Timed Snap Mode 4 different envelopes: Exponential, Linear, Logarithmic, Hanning.
Get the latest installer at http://www.touch-able.com/downloads/ and follow the instructions in the quick user guide included in the app.
There is allegedly a bundle now for both versions, but I've spent 20 minutes trying to find it. Apple does not make bundles searchable on the official link maker, and I'm not seeing an offer to buy it on iTunes.