The new Yeco touch-controller for Ableton Live is not designed as many other controllers to live on a separate device, or act as a distant remote control. Yeco is all about being a multi-touch control interface running on the same machine as Ableton Live. Although it is compatible with Mac and Windows touch screen computers, this app will likely be more used on Microsoft's Surface computer considering Apple have yet to release a touch-screen laptop.
Here's what the good folks behind Yeko tell us about the new, fully featured Ableton controller app:
Ireland, 10th May 2016 – ScreenForge has today announced its entrance to the music software market with the release of Yeco, its multi-touch controller for Ableton Live that runs on both Windows and Mac. Yeco is a fully featured touch controller for Live including access to Live’s device controls plus an extensive range of MIDI controllers; Drumpads, Keyboards, XY pads, Hex Controller and the MIDI Controls Panel.
Yeco works on any touchscreen and has full ten point multi-touch. If you have a touchscreen laptop or desktop monitor, you don’t need any external controllers or tablets. Everything happens on the same computer as Live, resulting in a more stable experience without the need to worry about servers or wireless networks.
Yeco allows you to have a truly mobile studio using a touchscreen laptop like the Microsoft Surface, without the need to carry controllers with you or connect to a network. You can have the same setup whether you’re in the studio, on the road, or performing live.
The interface has been designed with simplicity and usability in mind. Those familiar with Ableton will recognise Live’s session view instantly. Features include mixers with large faders for precise control & accurate metering, device controls with value feedback from Live and all of Live’s names, colours and playing positions.
Yeco’s MIDI controllers have a range of features that allow you to play expressively and intuitively. The Keyboards features include positional velocity control on each key, channel pressure, macro controls and assignable MIDI controls.
The Drumpads have the same positional velocity control and are slightly taller than they are wide. This allows for expressive, precise playing – especially noticeable when playing rolls and crabbing.
Yeco’s Hex Controller uses an isomorphic keyboard arranged in a harmonic table note layout. This makes it easy to transpose chord shapes or scale patterns.
Yeco features a set of 4 large XY pads for multiple parameter control with easy assign buttons.
The MIDI Control Panel features 56 assignable elements including: 27 sliders, 6 knobs, 9 momentary buttons and 14 toggles.
For a full list of features check out our site or the tutorial videos link below which goes through each and every feature of Yeco in a series of 30 sec—1min videos
Pricing and Availability
It is available to purchase from www.yeco.io
It costs €45 (excluding local taxes in the customer’s country or state)
This is approx £35 GBP or approx $50 USD at time of writing”
[Via: Matrix Synth]