Apps for controlling Live with an iOS or Android device

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

There are a number of applications which can control Live with an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android device. 

touchAble (iOS)

touchAble is full-featured controller app for Live which offers dedicated views and controls for Live's Session View, MIDI Note Editor, Mixer, Devices, Browser, and more.

LiveControl 2 (iPad)

Based on Lemur from Liine, LiveControl 2 gives access to all important functions to perform with Live, e.g. triggering clips, notes and drums as well as changing levels and devices parameters.

Conductr (iOS)

Conductr is a fast, ergonomic solution for Ableton Live control. With a clean and easy-to-navigate interface, Conductr offers a range of control modules: Clips Mode, Mixer Mode, Master Mode, Gesture Mode and even customizable User Modules.

With quick, hands-on control, Conductr can be very advantageous in Live/performance situations. 

LK (iOS & Android)

LK the successor of LIVKONTROL by Imaginando features a Clip Launcher, control over track parameters, a Clip Composer, MIDI Pads and mappable MIDI sliders.

TouchOSC and Osculator (iOS & Android)

Touch OSC offers a level of customization which requires an intermediate-advanced knowledge of both the software and MIDI/OSC (Open Sound Control) protocols, however for those who are up to the challenge, creating custom virtual controllers can be a very rewarding project.

TouchOSC transmits its messages to Live via a program called Osculator.

TouchOSC is available for iOS devices as well as for Android devices.

TouchDAW (Android)

TouchDAW is a full-featured DAW control and general purpose MIDI control app for Android™ tablets and phones.

Besides control surface emulation, the app brings a number of general purpose MIDI controllers, such as a multitouch keyboard, multitouch launchpads, a MIDI mixer, configureable xy-controller pads and the possibility to link a phone's sensors to MIDI controllers. 

V-Control Pro (iOS & Android)

V-Control Pro allows you to:

Record and control your DAW remotely while playing your instrument. Mix with multi-touch control from a 16-fader V-Console app on your iPad Pro. Work with Android Smartphones and Tablets. Set up multiple controllers. Manage surround panning from your tablet or phone. Use a laptop to get a large time counter display

DAW Control (iOS & Android)

DAW Control is a wireless DAW(Digital Audio Workstation) software controller, especially optimized for Apple Logic® and Ableton Live®. DAW Control is compatible with both MAC and Windows.

Built-in presets for main layout: Logic Pro Ableton Live Cubase/Nuendo Fl Studio Layouts: Surface Transport Other software which supports the Mackie Control protocol will work with the "Default Mode" Works without additional server software on OS X "Tiger" and above. Also works on Windows XP, Vista, And 7 with solutions such as Tobias Erichsen's "rtpMIDI" driver