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Liine announce Griid, their modular touch control system for Ableton Live and iPad, at Sonar International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, 2010. Taking the stage as their laboratory, Liine aim to redefine the way people interact with sound.

The first in a series of interconnected control modules for Ableton Live, Griid, is announced by electronic music pioneer, Richie Hawtin, speaking at Sonar's Digital Music 2.0/10 event on June 17th. Acting as spokesperson, co-developer and first official user, Hawtin describes Liine's vision for the future of music control. The Griid App is also presented at a hands-on session at The Lab at the Minus Ghost Space on Saturday June 19th at 17:00.

A group of people coming together through a mutual passion for music and technology, Liine believe in taking a top-down approach to music control. Development begins and ends with the performance experience in mind. As such, Griid's specialised touch objects and gestures are refined through a back and forth process which blurs the boundary between stage and laboratory. The result is a playful and inspiring tool, augmenting the Ableton Live experience.

Griid, the first and core module, is an advanced clip grid interface which ensures that you are able to find and fire any clip at any time, without missing a beat. Finely tuned for rapid navigation, enjoy the freedom of playing Live sets of any size with ease – even those sprawling Live sets who've grown a life of their own! Transform and interact with Griid using gestures familiar to iPhone and iPad users, artfully adapted for music control.

Griid comes in three flavors:

Griid Pro - capitalises on the iPad's premium screen size.

Griid for iPhone and iPod Touch - the super-portable solution.

Griid Lite – try the Griid experience for free.

Each version features the same attention to detail and design, making all critical clip information easy to see at a glance. Griid is most definitely as pleasant to look at as to play with. Griid's features will be announced over the coming weeks. It will be available on the iTunes store soon after. Over the coming months, more control modules will become available. When integrated into the Griid ecosytem, this will turn the iPad into the ultimate, fully-integrated control hub for your entire Live show.

See the debut outing of an early version of Griid at Richie Hawtin's rehearsal for Plastikman Live at Detroit's Movement festival: http://liine.net/griid/detroit.html

For more information and updates visit: http://griid.net

For information and location of the Minus Ghost Space in Barcelona visit: http://ghost.m-nus.com/

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