Developer Alexandernaut (Arpeggionome, Fugue Machiune) has released Link to MIDI – a free iOS app that lets you use Ableton Link to sync MIDI Clock on hardware MIDI devices.
Link to MIDI connects Ableton Link to musical devices that support MIDI Clock Sync. Simply join a Link session, connect your MIDI device, and that’s it. Your MIDI device is now Link-enabled.
Link to MIDI makes a connected MIDI device behave like a Link-enabled device.
More specifically, using Link to MIDI’s Play button, you can start and stop the connected device at any time, and the device will start playing, in phase, at the next quantization tick — set by the Launch Quantization parameter on the main interface.
Link to Midi features launch quantization, ‘incredibly stable clock output’, and a fine offset control (±250 ms) to line up the receiving MIDI device’s playback.
Note: Link to MIDI is only recommended for use with hardware MIDI devices. Connecting to apps is possible, but may lead to a poor user experience due to software challenges in synchronizing to MIDI Clock. Ableton Link fixes this.
Here’s the official video preview:
LINK-to MIDI is a free download from the App Store.
If you’ve used LINK to MIDI, leave a comment and share how it works for you!