Griid is now available on the iTunes store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This app provides an interface to the Ableton Live Clip grid that allows users to control Ableton Live (running on a desktop or laptop) from the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Griid uses specially developed touch objects and simple gestures.
Users can easily see which clips are already playing or cueing, and quickly spot the clip that is wanted to launch next. Replicating Live's clip names and colors, Griid's representation of a Live set will be familiar.
When a clip is nearby, a drag gesture on the side of the clip grid allows users to scroll to the desired location. As the whole Live set is already held in memory, this is a smooth and instant experience. For deeper searching, inertia scrolling is offered by dragging and quickly releasing.
The Overview feature generates a bird's eye view of the whole live set, large or small, at the tap of a button. Touch anywhere in the Overview to jump immediately to that part. Clips at different ends of the Live set are suddenly next-door neighbors.
Griid is a modular system; over the coming months, more control modules will become available. Griid is available in three flavors: Griid Pro (perform with an advanced Clip grid interface using the iPad's screen size); Griid (the same Griid experience for iPhone and iPod Touch); and Griid Lite (limited version of the Griid experience for free).