Mira Controller 4+

Cycling '74

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 6 Ratings
    • $9.99

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New update features support kiosk usage and the live.meter~ object. Mira is the best companion app for Max by Cycling '74. Instantly create an interface to your patch.

Mira Controller is the perfect companion app for Max by Cycling ‘74. Whatever you build in Max, you’ll see the results immediately in Mira. Work with a wide selection of Max UI objects including multislider, meter~ and umenu. Also supports the mira.multitouch object, which receives multiple touches and handles taps, swipes, pinches and rotations, as well as mira.motion, which receives accelerometer data. You can also work with Ableton Live specific objects like live.grid and live.meter~, so you can design a custom iPad interface for your Max for Live device. Whether you connect via Wifi or USB, connect to Max with no setup or network configuration.

Mira gives you lots of options to build the perfect interface. Just drop a mira.frame object into your Max patch for each region that you’d like to see on your iPad. You can choose whether you’d like to view objects as they would appear in patching or presentation mode. New in the latest version, you can also have Mira connect to Max as soon as it launches. This makes Mira ideal for use in installations or as part of a museum display.

Mira controls any number of Max patches on any number of computers. You can also use multiple copies of Mira to control a single patch. Any instance of mira.frame can be controlled with the Mira iOS app, or from a web site using Miraweb.

- Automatically control any number of patches from your device

- Use mira.frame objects to define viewable regions in your patch. Each frame shows up as a tab in Mira.

- Support the majority of standard Max UI objects.

- Use the mira.multitouch object for gestural control

- Use the mira.motion object to send accelerometer data from your device

- Multiple instances of Mira can control a single patch for collaborative performance

- Works over WiFi, an ad-hoc network, or USB connection (Mac only)

Mira Controller for Max is for users of Max by Cycling ‘74 only. Mira requires OS X 10.6 or higher, or Windows 7/8. It also requires Max version 6.1.4 or higher. Mac USB connectivity requires Max 7.2.4 or higher.

What’s New

Version 1.2.18

We are adding two new Mira options specifically for kiosk and installation displays. The “Hide Config Menu” option will disable the menu button that normally enables the user to connect and disconnect from various instances of Max. The other option includes “Connect to USB Automatically” and “Connect to WiFi Automatically.” As you can guess, these options will cause Mira to connect to local Max instances without needing to open the setup menu. These settings, available from the Mira section of the Settings app, make it easier to use Mira for public displays without the added risk of users accidentally disturbing the configuration.

This version of Mira supports live.meter~, which provides finer detail than the standard meter~ and a lingering clipping indicator We hope that live.meter~ support will make it easier to build the interfaces that you want with Mira.

Finally, we’ve made numerous small tweaks to Mira, resolving a handful of display and stability bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Michael Todd ,

More Object Support?

This is a lovely application, but (for the price) there needs to be continued and more frequent development updates and additional object support.

StephanJacobs ,

Works great for my use case, hoping for an iPhone version

I use this with setlist and its kind of perfect for triggering the tracks wirelessly. Is there an iPhone version coming by any chance?

EliasBo42 ,

Missing Basic Objects

I fired this up for the first time today and patches I've written don't work because this lacks basic UI objects such as tab and textbutton. I expect more from an app that's been on the store for year's.

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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