Frontier Design Group has announced that Ableton Live and TranzPort are fully integrated. Ableton has just released version 5.2.1 of Live, their powerhouse program for recording, jamming, composing, and sound design, and central to this release is native support for TranzPort. Frontier Design Group’s TranzPort, the first wireless remote controller for computer-based studios, lets you control audio applications on your computer from across the room, or even from the next room.
With TranzPort, Live users can quickly launch scenes, jump to markers, adjust loop points, change tempo, and toggle between arrangement and session views. On a per track basis, TranzPort can also be used to change level and pan, mute, solo, record arm, and even launch clips. TranzPort has 21 buttons, including 5 standard “transport” buttons for rewind, fast forward, stop, play, and record. Its data wheel can be used to adjust the many parameters available in Live. There is visual feedback via eight LEDs and the backlit LCD display has 20×2 characters that can show track names, clip names, current position, parameter values, and much more.
Both Live and TranzPort run on Windows PCs (32-bit and 64-bit CPUs) and support Universal Binary drivers for PowerPC and Intel Macintosh computers. Operation is identical in both environments. With the addition of Live, TranzPort now has the full support of more than 20 of the leading computer audio applications, including all the major DAW programs, as well as many virtual studios, remote recording applications, and even iTunes.
For more information, visit their web site at www.frontierdesign.com.