Ableton

Slate Raven MTi 2 Not Optimized For Ableton

I am very disappointed in this poor touchscreen. Slate has not done anything special to accommodate Ableton with their touchscreen software. A 27” screen is just too small; your finger more than covers the various arrows yet fails to open them. I found myself repeatedly jabbing at the screen.

Took a while but finally got hold of Slate support and Matt (everyone in support is named Matt…!?) was great. So I would rate both Slate & Sweetwater support 5 stars. Which still leaves us with the undeniable fact that the MTi2 touchscreen is optimized for Slate’s Batch Commander not Ableton. Until Ableton makes their program touchscreen friendly this is not going to work the way you imagine. The little plugin arrows and wrenches need to have a Batch Command assigned to them, otherwise you may find yourself repeatedly jabbing at them. Even Slate has admitted in their quick start video that the little red ball in the open windows is too small to close with a fingertip, so they made a Batch Command for that.

I do like the Batch Commander; though it does not pair with my iPad as promised.  The batch commands that come with the Remote Batch Commander work but new user commands created on my Mac don’t show up on the Remote as promised.  Though far from perfect;  I do recommend buying this software without the touchscreen for $100.

This was the most difficult installations I have ever encountered; without help from support, I would never have been able to install it by myself.

I am not going to send it back but if you’re looking for true touchscreen useability, this is not it.  I am told it will be when Ableton optimize their software for touch screens but at that point, any touchscreen will work.

WaveDNA Liquid Music For Ableton Update

Reading a review and then watching how fabulous WaveDNA’s new program Liquid Music for Ableton, can be; one would be tempted to run right out and buy it at the discounted price of $129 – but don’t. Download the demo first.
On the demo you will find that same short video showing how you can draw in notes perfectly in key. What you won’t find, not even in the manual is how to open the piano roll editor or how to get your midi into Liquid Music or anything vaguely helpful .
I’ve written to support at Wave DNA and not received an answer. Hopefully one day this will be a very vital program, but as of now, it is not. I want what this purports to do so badly that even though it cost me nothing but time wasted trying to get it to work, that I’ve written this negative review.

WaveDNA did finally contact me after the sale price time ran out. They helped me to get it sort of running. By that I mean, I could never get it to do what they show in their video. I would like to hear from others as to their  experience with this software. I want to be fair. Email me at Adarkjet@gmail.com. Thanks.