Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live beta release, Live 9.5.1 beta.
What is Link?
Link lets you play electronic instruments together with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle of MIDI setup. Just switch it on, connect to the same network and start jamming. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing. And anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.
Link works by syncing devices’ beat and tempo over a wireless network. It comes built into the latest Live beta update and will soon be available in a growing number of iOS apps, so you can use Link to play with several copies of Live, with Live and iOS apps, or with iOS apps together – even without Live in your setup.