In this tutorial I will describe how to make the Perfect MIDI Sync between two Ableton Live computers. I will use two Windows XP systems, but it is also possible to do this between a Windows XP and Mac OS X system. For more background information regarding MIDI Sync options and MIDI Time Code you can read my previous blog posting about this. And best of all, the MIDI Sync will be free.
MIDI Syncing Ableton Live or any other software application with another MIDI source has always been a challenge. For some time OverSoft and I have been tying to sync two Ableton Live systems. But also Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro is on the sync list. After a number of tests and different configuration settings in both hardware and software, I think I’ve found all the ingredients to get the perfect MIDI sync.
I wish everyone a happy new year. I hope that 2010 will be an exciting year and that the DJ & music evolution will continue in all it’s forms as it did in 2009.
The 10 year anniversary of Ableton is bringing us a lot of goodies just before the holidays: big amounts of discount, the release of Max for Live and a special Lite and Intro Edition of Ableton Live. On top of all that they also released 10 Free Ableton Live Packs from 10 different artists.
Yesterday evening I called OverSoft to plan a new Ableton Live MIDI synced session. Since he has upgraded his MacBook Air for a pretty heavy MacBook Pro and also ordered a Novation Launchpad.