In 2012, I took a year off from work and wrote Wide Sky. It's a game but it was also an experiment in code, animation, design and user interfaces. I tried to explore a lot of different routes and make it as interactive, playful and captivating as possible.
The game uses some parts of cocos2D but the stand-out features and heavy-lifting is done by an early version of Meek, a native iOS engine I wrote to allow for smooth, performant animations and 2D/3D drawing.
Wide Sky will get iPad support on March 7th.
Wide Sky on the App Store:
ouchAble App for iPad is available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store http://www.itunes.com/app/touchable
touchAble is THE controller app for Ableton Live. Countless artists around the globe - from bedroom producers to award winning artists - use it on stage, in their studio or while on the road.
touchAble 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with stability and performance in mind - as well as an array of new and improved features.
And the icing on the cake : touchAble 2 is free for all users of the version 1interface allows to split the screen to show two modules at the same time - or to maximize the surface area of a single module.
And if the size of one iPad is not enough, you can use touchAble with as many iPads as you want.
Each module offers full feedback from Live, making sure you always know what you are tweaking.
The Modules include:
The Clips Module is a touchAble representation of your Session View.
Launch Clips and Scenes, Solo and arm tracks, or open up the loop controls to quickly loop a running Clip.
touchAble 2 introduces an overview that allows quick access to any position in the set.
Live 9 Users can use this module to manage their Live Set - Create or delete Tracks, Scenes, Clips and even stop buttons - without ever touching your Computer.
Edit MIDI Clips with the new MIDI Editor.
Drum Mode makes it easy to lay down a drum loop.
Chord Mode allows for precise note placements and lengths - in any scale you want.
touchAble's Mixer lets you adjust Volumes, Sends and Pans.
Access the Crossfader and change A/B assignments.
Accurate dB readings and level meters allow you to take your eyes off the computer - and only focus on your mix.
The intuitive snap mode and multiple controls per track make it the perfect tool for live performances as well as studio-use.
Access Live Devices, VSTs or AUs.
Intelligent Controls adapt to the type of control used in Live.
For some Live devices, a native template mimics the device in Live - providing an interface that will make you feel right at home.
Snap and Combo mode allow for quick control changes in Live situations.
Keys & Pads
touchAble 2 offers three different ways to play MIDI Notes:
Traditional Keyboard (1 to 4 octaves)
Drum Pads (8 in half, 16 in full mode)
Isomorphic Keyboard (8x4 in half, 8x8 in full mode)
Several optional control windows allow switching the Scale, enabling note-repeat or aftertouch or changing the current octave & velocity.
Positional velocity gives your recordings a human touch.
the XY Pad lets you assign and control up to 12 parameters at once.
Gravity Parameters on each of the dots let you create natural and interesting effects.
Take Snapshots and restore them in an instant - or morph between them.
Edit your own interfaces using XY Pads, Faders, Rotarys, Buttons, Labels and Containers.
Assign any Live parameter or MIDI CC/Note.
Use as many pages as you like - and save and restore your templates.
Combine your own template with touchAble's other modules - and create the perfect controller for yourself.
Exclusively available for Live 9 users, the Browser lets you access Lives Library, including all of Lives Devices & Instruments, your Samples, Drums & Sounds.
Drag and Drop Devices on a track - or drop Samples on one of the DrumPads, touchAbles Browser will free you from your Computer while setting up your set.
touchAble 2 is compatible with Live 8 & 9 - Intro, Standard and Suite - and runs on all generations of iPad.
Check touchAble 2 Video User Guide: http://goo.gl/XGJyFd
VIDEO directed by - Nicolas Alberny
MUSIC by - Le K - http://www.le-k.org
We love karaoke, and MusiXmatch is much more than that!
It's a way to enjoy music with lyrics, anytime and on any device (even the tv screen!).
That's why they've just re-vamped their Android app introducing a bunch of neat new functionalities, and got featured by Google!
That's also why we are so excited to be working with one of the biggest Italian startups, proudly made in Italy but enjoyed everywhere, as they say.
During the making of the video we spent one entire week singing and dancing all the latest summer hits.
So, for once, we feel we've studied and we're ready for all the beach parties!