Ableton Link: Available Now in Free Ableton Live Beta Update

Ableton_LinkToday, Ableton has announced that its new technology, Link, is now available to test as part of the latest free Ableton Live release, Live 9.5.1 beta.

Link enables users to play electronic instruments together “with the freedom of a live band and without the hassle” of MIDI setup. The technology keeps devices in time over a wireless network.

As of today, Link is now available (in beta) for Live users, so two Live users will be able to sync and play together wirelessly.
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VirSyn Tap Delay Brings Tape Echo ‘Into The 21st Century’

tap-delayVirSyn has introduced Tap Delay – a new iOS effect app that combines the sound of vintage tape echo machines with a modern, step sequencer-like tapped delay engine, which they say ‘continues the tradition of the tape echo machines into the 21st century’.

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iMaschine Update Adds Audiobus, Inter-App Audio

imaschineNative Instruments has released an update to iMaschine, adding Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and more.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus integration – chain the sound from iMaschine into apps such as GarageBand
  • Inter-App Audio integration – stream audio output to other apps. Supports transport control and sync on iPad, supports transport sync on iPhone.
  • Non-destructive Sample Start/Stop position editing
  • Improved workflow for Track/Song Import via iTunes
  • Covers and artist names shown when browsing iTunes songs
  • Fixes display issues on iPhone 6+ devices
  • GUI and workflow improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

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Loopy Masterpiece – Layers, Inputs/Outputs & Effects

Developer Michael Tyson (Loopy, Audiobus) is working on an advanced version of his iOS looping app, Loopy, and is looking feedback on his plans for the app.

Loopy: Masterpiece Edition will be an advanced looping app that incorporates a DAW-style linear view and more.

In the above video, Tyson shares his ideas on track layers in the new app. Below, he discusses Inputs, Outputs and Effects.  Continue reading