Ableton Link Now Available in Live 9.6 Update

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Want to synchronize Ableton Live with your ios devices?

The 9.6 update for Ableton Live now includes the new Link technology to help musicians get all their music into Live.

Link synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless or ethernet connection, which means you can use it to play together with others and make music using a range of devices.

Check out Ableton Link in action

9.6 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Introduced Link, a technology which keeps devices in sync when connected to the same network. A ‘Link’ section has been added to the Link/MIDI preferences tab.
  • Link and The Bridge prevent each other from starting once switched on. Moreover, Link and The Bridge both switch off External sync when activated.
  • Link, The Bridge and External Sync are not available when Live runs as a ReWire slave.
  • The Python framework has been updated to support Python 2.7.
  • Added control surface support for the Arturia KeyLab series, Arturia BeatStep and Arturia MiniLab.
  • Added Control Surface support for the Alesis VX series.
  • When tweaking Warp mode specific parameters in Simpler (i.e. grain size, flux), these are now updated in real time. Previously, these would be only updated on a per-note basis.
  • Improved the time required to slice an audio sample to a Drum Rack.
  • Slicing visualization improvements and other minor cosmetic tweaks for Simpler and Sampler.
  • While samples are offline or still decoding, Slice to Drum Rack and Slice to new Midi Track from Simpler are disabled.
  • Add a preference to re-enable random clip colors.
  • Updated fonts and added a number of special characters.
  • The Live 8 Legacy Mode in Operator has been renamed to something more meaningful.
  • Performance improvements in waveform rendering.

Plus lots of bug fixes and changes for Push.

Check out the latest Ableton Live 9 Release Notes for full specs and details

More info on the free 9.6 update for Ableton Live

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