Novation LaunchSync – A Free plugin for Ableton Live Expert
Novation LaunchSync is a simple but very effective new plugin that will synchronise the movement of two of the supported controllers, which includes the Novation controllers, Ableton Push, Akai Pro APC 40 and Livid Base. The user can specify which two controllers they want linked and how they relate to each other, layout-wise.
Where this really comes in handy is for some of the newer controllers that no longer have a red box as a visual indication as to where you are in the session view, but also if you want to have more breadth to your experience by linking two Launchpad’s together and having them move around your set in tandem.
This new plugin is a joint venture between Isotonik Studios and Novation. Isotonik have long been producing control templates for Novation’s Launch series of controllers and now the two have teamed up to bring a nifty new Max for Live device to the masses – for FREE!
Watch this video by Ableton Expert which is an overview of how Novation LaunchSync will work. But since the video was shot a newer version of Novation LaunchSync has become available which also allows navigation using the clip zoom matrix (the overview obtained by holding down the session key), meaning that if you use a Launchpad as your master controller then slave controllers will follow it as you are banking around session view in lots of 8.