Zerodebug launches d(- -)b modular DJ App for iPad

Zerodebug, formerly known as AppBC, makers of the popular touchAble app, has announced d(- -)b, the first Modular DJ App for iPad.

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d(- -)b delivers the full DJ experience on the iPad.

Made by the team behind touchAble, the popular controller app for Ableton Live, d(- -)b provides endless possibilities for DJs with an iPad. Its modular approach lets the app adapt to the user, not the other way around.

DJs can choose from pre-installed templates or create their own interface with up to 6 decks – on one or several pages – making it the perfect tool for any use- case.

The comprehensive in app editor makes it simple to configure your very own DJ setup.
The numerous modules include everything a DJ needs, and allow for an incredible amount of flexibility and customization.

With beautiful color-coded waveforms instead of fake vinyl platters and accurate tools for both worlds of beat-matching: Grid & Sync or Pitch & Nudge – it opens the door to a whole new world of touchable DJing.

With support for Multi-Route Audio, d(- -)b turns the iPad into into a professional DJ setup – powerful, customizable, portable.

“We waited a long time for a professional DJ application for the iPad ..and ended up doing it ourselves. We are very happy to finally share this with the public.”, states Christian Blomert, head of development.

d(- -)b features

  • Custom browser with access to the iTunes library.
  • Ultra low-latency touchable waveform with spectrum color-coding.
  • Comprehensive in-app editor lets you create your own interfaces with up to 6 decks – on one or several pages.
  • Track analysis with automatic tempo and grid detection.
  • Manually grid tracks if the detection is off.
  • Stereo-Pre-Cueing: -> multi-route audio to precue tracks in stereo. Works with any class-compliant audio device via USB and the iPad Camera Connection Kit. -> split output audio to do mono monitoring.
  • 4 cue points per deck.
  • 3 band EQ with kill switches.
  • optional limiter with variable headroom
  • EQ Snap and EQ “Magic Triangle”.
  • Pitch coarse & fine faders for 10% / 1% pitch control.
  • Loops from 1/64th to 8 bars.
  • Loop roll while track keeps playing.
  • Listen to the dry/wet monitor signal on headphones while recording the main stereo mix – without multi-route or split-audio!
  • Wide range of settings make the app less restrictive, more customizable. d(- -)b is just at the beginning of its journey and will be updated regularly.

The already impressive list of planned features spans audiobus support, MIDI mappings, MIDI Clock as well as several Effects.

d(–)b is available at an introductory price of $9.99 USD from the Apple App Store (regular $16.99 USD). d(–)b officially supports the iPad 2 and up, including the iPad mini, running iOS 6 and above.

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touchAble App for iPad and Ableton Live gets major update

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The touchAble controller app for Ableton Live was updated to v1.3, providing more than 30 new features.


The app has been gaining a lot of attention since its release in september 2010 – giving Ableton Live Users an alternative to tedious MIDI Mapping and controller stacking. We have constantly improved touchAble with free updates that introduced new features and controls – and 1.3 is no different.

TouchAble 1.3 contains over 30 new features and changes, such as a loop and beatjump section, enabling anything from CDJ style mixes to creative loop manipulation, a completely rebuilt mixer that allows users to modularly choose the controls they need – complemented by the long awaited crossfader.
3 new native templates have been added: Auto Filter, Ping Pong Delay & the very first Instrument – Impulse – and are waiting to be tweaked. The new Settings Menu not only offers a cascade of new control-options – but also simplifies the connection process by adding Bonjour support.

Combined with its strong integration in Live, its six different modules (Clip grid, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and two command menus (Clip & Transport) touchAble 1.3 covers nearly every control element of Live’s session view.

touchAble for iPad is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: touchAble


touchAble controller app for Ableton updated to v1.2

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AppBC has released version 1.2 of touchAble, an iOS app for controlling Ableton Live.

Navigate around your live set with the touch of a finger, tweak Lives mixer, instruments and fx with full automapping and unlimited tracks & parameters.

touchAble allows live users to walk away from their computer and perform live from anywhere within Wi-Fi range while keeping latency at a minimum.

Changes in touchAble v1.2

  • XYZ Pad module: new
    • Up to 4 Dots at once – each with their own X, Y & Z Parameters.
    • Choose the dots X, Y & Z Parameters from All of Lives Mixer & Device.
    • Easy parameter assignments through the config menu.
    • Set direction & force of gravity and bouncing mode individually for each dot.
    • Record the dots movements – loop, reverse or cut them till they fit your needs.
    • Play them back as automations – quantized and in complete sync with Ableton Live.
    • Save automations and parameter assignments to the database within touchAble and exchange them with other iPads and Users via iTunes.
    • Save snapshots of the dots positions: Hold, Stop & Morphing mode.
    • Set morphing length & which of the are dots affected by snapshots.
  • ‘Snap’ mode: new
    • You can activate the Snap mode per device with the ‘snap’ button in the Menu to the right.
    • If enabled, the control elements will snap back to their original value once you lift your finger.
    • To change the original value of the parameters: disable Snap mode – tweak the device to your needs and enable Snap mode again to jump back to these values at the end of your touches.
  • Device Module:
    • The Control elements on the FX8 & FX32 View now switch their behavior & style depending on the parameter they control.
    • Possible styles are: Toggle, Multitoggle, Fader & centered Fader.
    • This will work with Lives devices & all M4L Devices.
  • New optional settings:
    • Added Relative Fader mode for devices
    • Added possibility to disable scene launch buttons.
    • Added OneTap Recording:
    • Newly recorded clips will automatically be of the same length as the currently set Launch Quantization. This enables you to tap on an empty slot once to start recording and have it loop automatically after the set amount of time.
  • General:
    • Decreased latency and increased throughput to Live substantially.
    • Performance increased throughout the app.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Mixer showing Send A Faders in black when more than 4 sends were present in the set.
    • Fixed overlapping Faders in 4 Track mode when more than 4 sends were present in the set.
    • Keys & Pads start at C3/C2 now instead of C-2.
    • Numerous small changes & fixes.

touchAble is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: touchAble


touchAble, iPad app for controlling Ableton updated to v1.1

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AppBC has released version 1.1.0 of touchAble, an app for controlling Ableton Live from the Apple iPad.

Navigate around your live set with the touch of a finger, tweak Lives mixer, instruments and fx with full automapping and unlimited tracks & parameters. touchAble allows live users to walk away from their computer and perform live from anywhere within Wi-Fi range while keeping latency at a minimum.

New Features

  • Interaction
    • Multitasking enabled (needs iOS 4.2).
    • “Disable Sleep” option added.
    • Changeable track width: show 8/4/2 tracks at once – Great for Live-performances!
    • Changeable clip height: normal size & double size.
    • If you decide to show 4 or 2 tracks instead of 8, the mixer-view will automatically show more parameters at once.
    • 2 tracks-mode will show volume, send A+B and another parameter of your choice per track.
    • “momentary solo/cue buttons” added: a short tap on solo/cue will toggle it on / off, a long tap will toggle on when you begin the touch and toggle off when you lift your finger.
    • (optional) “relative faders” added: Instead of jumping to your fingers position the faders will only move the amount that your finger moved before.
  • Transport
    • Dedicated stop button.
    • Dedicated record button.
    • Tempo Control: Drag with your Finger over the BPM counter to increase / decrease the tempo. To change it faster start on the left side, to do it slower drag on the right side.
    • Current song position display.


  • Communication between touchAble and Live
    • Optimized the way touchAble connects to Live – the connection is now even more reliable, stable and faster.
    • Changed process of communication between touchAble and Live: Loading & reloading clips is now 10x faster!
    • touchAble will automatically be synced and stay updated if you load a new set.
    • If you delete / add tracks the set will be updated in the background, no annoying wait-times anymore.
    • Server App defaults to touchAble 1 for iPad 1 & touchAble 2 for iPad 2. On Windows it will default do MIDI Yoke 1 & 2.
  • Graphic User Interface
    • Inertia Scrolling in all Live-related modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices).
    • Trigger, recording & stopping animations on clips.
    • Moving one view from top to bottom or the other way around will no longer leave the old half empty. The views will switch.
    • Lots of design-changes throughout the app. New menu-bar, mixer, clips, cross and more.
    • eq8: added highlight to currently selected dot.


  • Fixed: Clips now show playstatus after new load / reload.
  • Fixed: clips without names now don’t show the name of the clip processed before.
  • Fixed: a scene without a name doesn’t use anymore the name the scene processed before.
  • Fixed: an issue that rendered the bottom left corner unresponsive.
  • Fixed unreadable text on white clips.

touchAble is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $24.99 USD.

More information: touchAble