Shove Lemur from an iPad on a Mac

Adapted from this Windows tutorial…

It is much the same procedure but as the Mac speaks fluent MIDI there is no need to add anything.


A Mac
Ableton Live
Lemur app
Shove template
ClyphX/Push folders
(Requires a RAR Unpacker if you do not have one)


Right click on the Ableton Live icon and select Show Package Contents


Drill down to the MIDI Remote Scripts folder




Rename the Push folder as Original_Push

Unpack the RAR file containing the ClyphX/Push folders and put those folders in the MIDI Remote Scripts folder

If your WiFi network is liable to interference/lag you should create an ad-hoc network. The video below just connects via the regular WiFi network.


In the iPad’s WiFi settings select your ad-hoc network if you created one

Start the Lemur app and load the Shove template from the Lemur editor on the Mac

In the Mac’s MIDI/Audio set up Utility select the Network button

Connect the iPad to the Session

Open Ableton Live and then its Preferences

Select Push and Cyphx as Input Devices and the network session as Input and Output


Shove away…

8 responses to “Shove Lemur from an iPad on a Mac”

  1. Bogdan avatar

    Hi, Duncan. I have a small problem with connecting my iPad Air. When I open MIDI Network Setup on Directory my iPad wont appear. And on Bonjour Name when I try to insert some text my iPad appears for 3 seconds and then disappears again. What should I do? Give a brother a hand. Thank you, Duncan.

  2. Difficult to say from the information provided.

    Try a simple connection to Garageband….

    and see if that works.

  3. Hey Duncan! wich ableton live version do you have?

  4. Live 9.1.2

  5. Maciej avatar

    Hi Bogdan,

    I am having exactly the same problem as you have described. Did you manage to solve it and connect to your iPad via Audio MIDI setup? appreciate your help!

  6. Slow motion avatar
    Slow motion

    Hi Duncan, a few questions.

    It works the shove with ableton 9.0.6???

    Because mine it crashes every time I browse an instrument.

    Any tip, thanks.

  7. I have not had it working with Live 9.1.6 on Yosemite (10.10.1)

    My tip would be to go with Touchable which works very well…

  8. samuel avatar

    Can i use just Daemon via USB?

All original content may be freely copied. Illustration on packaging may not match content.
Batteries not included. Suitable for vegetarians. Open at the other end.