Touch interfaces abound on this site, but Usine has one edge: it’s built right out of the box to enable touch interfaces with custom, modular creation of whatever you might like. And there’s now an Ableton Live template in testing, with a lovely 5×5 controller.

The advantage of working this way, as I see it, is that you can begin to expand Live sessions beyond endlessly-looping, pre-built audio clips or DJ-style mixing.

Discussion on the Sensomusic forum:

5 x 5 Live Control Patch

More on Usine:

Modular Sound by Touch: Usine

And for two significant new multitouch tools, from last week:

Roll Your Own Multitouch Screens, Tables: Max Multitouch Framework, PyMT