Midi Clock to Ableton Link

[Update 06.07.2020] Some people told me that the downloaded binary instantly crashes on their computer. Seems that’s more a feature than a bug. Details can be found over here. However, there’s an easy fix.

First, try to open the binary via right click and make sure you want to open it even though it’s not from a verified developer. However, the app will crash anyways. Next open the Terminal, enter xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine (followed by a space) and drag ‘n drop the binary into the terminal window. This will autocomplete the command. Hit <Enter>. If no error message is displayed you are fine. Try running the app via double-click.[Update]

[Update 03.12.2019] I added a link to the corresponding GitHub Repo at the end of this article. Feel free to clone, fork and mess around. #fcksbt [Update]

Long story short: This is an application which receives Midi clock data and converts them to Ableton Link. Target scenario is using it to enable Track Decks in Native Instrument’s Traktor being the Tempo Master in an Ableton Link Timeline. You can download it here (Mac).

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