TRAKTOR 2.11 and MASCHINE 2.5.6 introduce Ableton Link integration. With Ableton Link you can sync supported applications via a local network (LAN or Wi-Fi) connection.
Connecting two or more systems via Ableton Link gives users the ability to synchronize all systems to a common timeline and change the tempo globally from each of the connected systems. This article explains how to sync TRAKTOR with MASCHINE via Ableton Link.
Important note: This procedure requires at least the versions TRAKTOR 2.11 and MASCHINE 2.5.6.
Connecting to a Network
Applications that support Ableton Link can automatically join an Ableton Link session. For this, simply make sure that the computers running TRAKTOR and MASCHINE are currently connected to a local network via Wi-Fi or LAN. It does not matter if you are using both applications, TRAKTOR and MASCHINE, on one computer or if they run on 2 separate computers.
Joining / Leaving Ableton Link with TRAKTOR
- Open TRAKTOR 2.11 (or higher).
- Press the LINK button located in TRAKTOR's header.
TRAKTOR will either join an existing Ableton Link session or begin a new session. While connected, the LINK button displays how many other systems are currently connected to the same network via Ableton Link. Click LINK again to leave the Ableton Link network.
To ensure that the TRAKTOR Decks are always matched to the common Link timeline, make sure to select BeatSync Mode in:
- Preferences > Transport > Sync Mode
This article explains the different SyncModes that are available for TRAKTOR and instructs how to match the downbeat, reset the phase, etc. It also contains a list of known issues.
Joining / Leaving Ableton Link with MASCHINE
- Open MASCHINE 2.5.6 (or higher).
- Press the LINK button in MASCHINE's header.
MASCHINE will join the existing Ableton Link session and sync to TRAKTOR. While connected, the LINK button displays how many other systems are currently connected to the same network via Ableton Link. Click LINK again to leave the Ableton Link network.
Now TRAKTOR and MASCHINE are synced via Ableton Link and share the same timeline.