New Module Brings Ableton Link To Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

Developer Ed Guild of Circuit Happy let us know that he’s introduced ML:2 – a Eurorack module that lets you sync your modular gear with iOS and Android music apps, DJ and VJ software, Ableton Live, or anything that supports Ableton Link.

ML:2 features WiFi connectivity to connect with other Ableton Link-enabled devices. You can either join an existing network in your home or studio or create your own private WiFi network right on board the ML:2.

Here’s the official intro video:

ML:2’s two configurable outputs can generate triggers and gates in a variety of formats. For example, you could set one output to 4 PPQN clock triggers and the second output to a Loop Reset trigger to keep your sequencer aligned with the rest of the Link jam. You could also create a DIN Sync style clock by setting one output to a 24 PPQN clock and the second to a Gate output that rises to 5V while the clock is playing for a “run” signal.


  • WiFi connectivity: Join existing networks or create your own WiFi
  • Playback synchronized with Ableton Link
  • Two configurable outputs that can generate gates or triggers
  • Clock triggers can be set to 1, 2, 4, 8, or 24 PPQN
  • Outputs can be set to Clock, Loop Reset Trigger, or Gate
  • Adjust tempo by +/- buttons or Tap Tempo button

Guild is also the creator of The Missing Link, a hardware device – a hardware device that lets you wirelessly sync gear and software via Ableton Link. ML:2 puts these same capabilities directly into your modular synthesizer.

ML:2 can also work standalone as a clock generator and can synchronize with other Missing Link devices for wireless sync across your hardware.

Here’s an overview of the original Missing Link by Guild, from our Knobcon 2018 coverage:

Pricing and Availability

The ML:2 Eurorack module is available now for $185.

4 thoughts on “New Module Brings Ableton Link To Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

  1. I met this guy at Superbooth in 2019. He gave me patch cable. At the time the product was a free standing unit/box with MIDI DIN i/o. This looks interesting. Having said that I have always found Ableton MIDI clock absolutely useless for syncing external devices. Laggy, sluggish and jittery. I use an ERM multiclock now. There’s no going back. I can’t say I have much experience with Link to be honest. Although I would imagine it’s timing is derived from Ableton’s MIDI clock output

    1. midi clock out and ableton link are two completely different things. midi clock jitter is usually not the daw problem, it’s more related to the midi interface driver, hardware and os.

    2. Totally agree with gadi. Most people by inexpensive MIDI routers, and they can often not be great. I sync my modular and other hardware to Ableton all the time without issues through an IConnectivity mio10XL.

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