JazzMutant's Mu For Live - The Next Big Thing, Or Too Little, Too Late?

GB New Controller Brings Multi-Touch Control To Ableton Live      08/03/10

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Michael Chenetz put together this nicely done overview of Mu - JazzMutant's upcoming Ableton Live controller for the Lemur.

Mu brings power multi-touch control to Live, as Chenetz demonstrates in the video.

The Next Big Thing, Or Too Little, Too Late?

Chenetz is testing the beta version of Mu, and says that "Mu's integration with M4L is unprecedented and gives you a whole lot of flexibility in terms of control."

For many, though, the potential of Apple's iPad has them wondering whether similar solutions may soon be available as iPad apps. There are already OSC (Open Sound Control) apps on the iPhone.

Here, for example, is a demo of TouchOSC being used with Ableton Live:

This isn't an apples-to-apples comparison.

The Lemur is an established music controller with an active community. It uses a 100BaseT Ethernet connection, which should be relatively fast and reliable compared to wireless connections. The Lemur also boasts a larger display.

The iPad, though, will have a starting price of US $499, will be more of a commodity and has the benefit of being a multi-purpose device.

What do you think? Is JazzMutant's Mu the next big thing for Ableton Live users - or is it too little, too late, with the iPad close to release?

James Lewin
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