SoundSwitch, the software / hardware solution that syncs DMX lighting with DJ software, now supports Ableton Link. That means you can sync lighting effects and scenes to music when you’re performing with Link-enabled software like Traktor Pro 2, Ableton Live, and Mixvibes Remixlive. Ableton Link lets apps and devices “talk” to each other wirelessly, allowing them to stay in time with each other.
The addition of Ableton Link support opens up SoundSwitch to an entire universe of DJ/producer apps, though in a limited way. It doesn’t utilise the full power of the SoundSwitch custom lighting software – Link simply syncs SoundSwitch with the app’s tempo and you can trigger lighting scenes (called “Autoloop) and lighting effects manually while staying in time with what you’re spinning. Prior to the update, SoundSwitch only worked with two apps: Serato DJ Pro and Virtual DJ 8 and it has a more robust integration with them, including the ability to fully customise and automate lighting shows per song.
It’s an exciting development nonetheless, and it brings advanced lighting design capabilities into the hands of the DJ/producer and mobile DJ – more compelling (and fun!) than the usual “set and forget” sound activated mode of standalone lighting.
Check out the promo video below.
• SoundSwitch 1.6.5 is now available. Check the SoundSwitch site for more details.
What are your thoughts on this update? Have you tried SoundSwitch yet? If not, does it make you want to try it out? Let us know in the comments.