What is Ableton Link? Make Electronic Music Collaboratively

What is Ableton Link? Take a look:

It is a way of linking electronic instruments and devices together so that they can all play together in time. If you already have Ableton Live, it is included in the latest update. However, it is also available as a feature of many new apps for iOS.

Here is a more in-depth video:

I think this kind of thing could be the future of musical collaboration, and also live musical performance. Imagine a loadĀ of electronic musicians live on stage with a bunch of iPads all running different music apps. They could all come in randomly at different times and jam away.

But even in the studio, it could open things up to allowing people to be more spontaneous with their musical creations, especially when used with MIDI over Bluetooth. This kind of technology is definitely the way forward for music.

But what do you think? Why not let me know in the comments section below.

All the best,
Marcus.

4 Comments

  1. Shalei

    So part of what I do is recommend products to users. I speak to a great deal of people in the music industry. Might not be EVERY person I speak to but in the course of an eight hour day I’d say maybe 6. From start up musicians to mix master Djs. They are always asking about ways to use their iOS devices together and new apps that will allow them to do things like this. Most are users defer to things like Apogee or Logic Pro X. I am going to recommend they visit your site to get more details I think especially if music is there love they can really find some type of benefit in this software. Very nice! I’m even interested and I don’t have a musical bone in my body. Well unless you count singing in the shower. Naaaah. Overall I think it a great site. Well put together easy to follow clean and straight forward. Thanks for allowing me a peak into your passion.

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    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Thank you, Shalei. I’m really glad you found this helpful. I really do hope your friends and contacts find my site useful too.

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  2. Gloria

    This is a great app, especially for someone who is musically inclined. I can already see my grandkids all using one of these. I am going to let them know about this. My son says there is also and app called garage band for making music that he uses all the time.

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    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Yes, a lot of people do use Garage Band. I’ve never used it myself, though.

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