MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar app has a new addition set to expand producers’ use of pATCHES, a third party site that provides Ableton users with free sample packs, recording advice, Live-centric production tips, and more. Their latest offering is a free preset that gives users access to a variety of shortcuts on the Touch Bar, including a save button for new track versions, a shortcut for adding new audio, MIDI and return tracks, mute track buttons, time controls, and a hide the browser button.
pATCHES’ development for the Touch Bar is a first for Ableton Live. “Ableton Live has not yet received any official support for the Touch Bar, so we at pATCHES put together this collection of icons, shortcuts, and macros to take advantage of the adaptable portion of your keyboard,” pATCHES notes in a statement on its new app.
Those seeking to install the Touch Bar addition will need pATCHES’ preset and the BetterTouchTool app. The preset is free, but BetterTouchTool will require users to dig into their wallets after its initial 45-day free trial. The license inevitably required for BetterTouchTool costs $8.99 after the free trial.