Ableton Link. It's not just for apps anymore.

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Ableton Link. It's not just for apps anymore.

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:10 pm

Looks like Reason 9.1 will be Link enabled.

This is an exciting direction for Link, and I am happy to see that it is not restricted to apps only.

https://youtu.be/EkU_TmzsAZA

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Post by markwphoto » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:36 pm

Wow!! I am super amp'd about this! I just downloaded Reason 9.1 and not only does Link work with a computer running Live and another computer running Reason, it will also work if you're running Live and Reason on the same computer! This is absolutely ingenious. It's like Ableton and Propellerhead got married and produced a super baby!! Could this be the end of Rewire?? I guess time will tell.

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Post by downfader » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:54 pm

THIS is a reason Link could be useful. I mean rewire is OK, but to be able to use two systems, two processors, lots of ram etc it adds to the possibility of sharing a project with a mate's laptop. Apps and things dont really interest me but this does.
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Re: Ableton Link. It's not just for apps anymore.

Post by markwphoto » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:03 pm

downfader wrote:THIS is a reason Link could be useful. I mean rewire is OK, but to be able to use two systems, two processors, lots of ram etc it adds to the possibility of sharing a project with a mate's laptop. Apps and things dont really interest me but this does.
+1. I could care less about apps as well. This could really take collaboration to a new level. To be able to Link multiple Macs and PCs... this person works synths, another works vocals and another could work rhythm and then come together to put it all together. Wheels are turning!

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Post by yur2die4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:07 pm

So I guess I overlooked the bigger news as I wanted to share this immediately.

But the even bigger news is that Link is now available to any developer who wants to implement it in their software.

A lot of developers might have no excuse Not to add this in their next update.

Imagine.... Nearly every program on your computer automatically synchronizes with one single button within each program. And then a friend Links up with you guys, and one of the kids out in the living room joins in without telling anyone on their iPad.

Quick question. Does Link have a major impact on Arrangement View clips??? If you change the tempo to very high and then very low, does it shorten the unwarped audio clips??

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Post by ark » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:11 pm

I'm puzzled -- because of the announcement about Max supporting Link, I expected to see a new version of Max on the Cycling '74 page; but there isn't. Does that mean 7.2.4 supports Link, or that a 7.2.5 will appear shortly?

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Post by yur2die4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:26 pm

It sounds like from replies on the Ableton Facebook some are still in beta.

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Post by ark » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:37 pm

yur2die4 wrote:It sounds like from replies on the Ableton Facebook some are still in beta.
Thanks; I'll check there.

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Post by stringtapper » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:09 pm

ark wrote:I'm puzzled -- because of the announcement about Max supporting Link, I expected to see a new version of Max on the Cycling '74 page; but there isn't. Does that mean 7.2.4 supports Link, or that a 7.2.5 will appear shortly?
The feature is coming in the form of new Link-based Max objects. Cycling will upload the new suite of objects through Max's project manager "in the next few weeks."

https://cycling74.com/abletonlink/#.V9mgEGX5zfA
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Post by spacecat » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:26 pm

love abletons "forward thinking"

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Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:36 am

Come on maschine......come on you can do it
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Post by AustinThumper » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:47 am

I want reaktor 6 to support link.
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Re: Ableton Link. It's not just for apps anymore.

Post by alpertt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:28 am

I will upgrade my old Reason 3 then.

For Maschine & Reaktor: NI may release something like "NativeConnectStandart"
which will connect NI products only. In a buggy way.
I doubt they will support Link.

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Post by mothergarage » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:29 am

alpertt wrote: For Maschine & Reaktor: NI may release something like "NativeConnectStandart"
which will connect NI products only. In a buggy way.
I doubt they will support Link.
Well, they support it with iMaschine.
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Re: Ableton Link. It's not just for apps anymore.

Post by alpertt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:46 am

mothergarage wrote:Well, they support it with iMaschine.
Let's hope then, brother :D

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