The Missing Link is a device to connect anything to Ableton Link
The Missing Link, as its name suggests, is a nifty invention – able to connect almost any device to Ableton Link.
The Missing Link, by creators Circuit Happy, is a device that connects any Ableton Link compatible software to a huge variety of hardware counterparts. Anything from older drum machines and modular synthesizers to samplers and sequencers.
The Missing Link is a fully functional master clock that works with the Eurorack modular standard, furthermore it can sync up with Ableton Live or any iOS app that is Ableton Link compatible. It functions wirelessly (although wires are never a problem for the modular synth users) over an existing Wi-Fi connection, or can even work standalone in Access-Point Mode. The Missing Link features 3.5mm Clock and Reset outputs to connect directly to a modular synth, however it can also send MIDI via a USB OTG cable to mobile devices.
The Missing Link can also generate its own clock, and it’s got a nifty screen and encoder for adjusting the master tempo, furthermore it has a tap tempo function making it easier to sync up to live instruments or outside sources which may not have a stable clock source.
What kind of setups will benefit from The Missing Link?
The Missing Link is perfect for most Ableton/Synth setups, especially those that use a bunch of different protocols, if you’re looking for a simple tool to sync up your DAW or mobile device to a modular synth – this will do the trick nicely. It can also send MIDI via DIN or USB over a USB OTG cable to a mobile device.
The Missing Link also has built-in adjustable delay compensation, in case you’re struggling with latency in your setup.
The Missing Link is available directly through Circuit Happy’s website, it retails for only USD $200 (Around R2800 excl. duties). For more information check out click here: