Ableton has finally released Link as part of the Live 9.6 Update. Link is a new technology allowing DJs, performers, artists to play together in perfect harmony, well in perfect time - together.
The aim of Link is to push the boundaries when it comes to collaborative performance. Link synchronises beat, phase, and tempo of Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless or ethernet connection. Which means that performers can forget the hassle of MIDI setup, hop on to a local network, and play multiple devices together with the freedom of a live band.
Setting up is pretty simple: just switch on Link, connect to the same network, and start playing. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing. And anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.
Link works between several instances of Live, with Live and iOS apps, or even without Live in the setup: using Link-enabled apps on multiple devices or multiple apps on the same device.
Welcome to the future!!!
PS Musical talent is still needed…