G-Stomper Studio
G-Stomper Rhythm
G-Stomper VA-Beast

User Manual

 

App Version:          5.5
Date:                   
08/09/2017
Author:                  planet-h.com

Official Website:     http://www.planet-h.com/

 

Contents

21              Ableton Link. 2

21.1         System Requirements. 2

21.2         How to use Ableton Link. 2

21.2.1       Enable Ableton Link. 3

21.2.2       Latency Compensation. 4

21.3         Play in Sync while in Background. 5

 

21           Ableton Link

Ableton Link is a technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled apps over a wireless network. It lets you play devices together with the freedom of a live band. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow. You can use Link to play with several instances of Ableton Live, with Live and Link-enabled apps, or even without Live in your setup: using Link-enabled apps on multiple devices, or multiple apps on the same device.

All G-Stomper apps, G-Stomper Studio, G-Stomper VA-Beast and G-Stomper Rhythm, have Ableton Link integrated.

Read more about Ableton Link: https://www.ableton.com/en/link/

21.1        System Requirements

Min Android Version to run G-Stomper: 4.0.1 (5.x or higher recommended)
All devices you want to synchronize over Ableton Link must be connected to the same Wireless LAN.

Successfully tested devices:
Google Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.2.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 v1 (Android 4.0.4)
Google Nexus 7 2013 (Android 6.x)
Google Nexus 9 (Android 7.1.1)
Google Nexus 6 (Android 7.1.1)
Google Nexus 5X (Android 8.0.0)
Google Pixel C (Android 8.0.0)
Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 6.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (Android 5.1.1)

21.2        How to use Ableton Link

Using Ableton Link is incredibly simple.

1. Connect all devices (that you want to play in time) to the same Wireless LAN.
2. Enable Ableton Link
3. Start playing music

4. If required: Adjust the Latency Compensation

Note: Adjusting the Latency Compensation is only required if you use Ableton Link for the first time, and only on devices where the synced output lags behind.


21.2.1           Enable Ableton Link

To enable Ableton Link, long press , and then activate the ‘Enable Ableton Link’ switch.

 

Once enabled, the ‘Enable Ableton Link’ button shows the number of connected Links at any time.
‘Connected Links : 1‘ means that 1 other app is connected.


Note: Likewise, you can also enable/disable Ableton Link in the Sequencer Settings.

 


21.2.2           Latency Compensation

1. Start the playback on this and at least one other Link-enabled app (that is currently connected).
2. Long press
, and then adjust the Latency Compensation until both apps are in perfect sync.

Note: It is always the device with the higher latency that must compensate the latency. If you cannot find a working position of the slider, set it back to zero and then compensate the latency on the other app/device.

 


Note:
Likewise, you can also adjust the Latency Compensation in the Sequencer Settings.

 


21.3        Play in Sync while in Background

By default, G-Stomper stops its running playback when the app goes to background (e.g. when you press the home button, a phone call comes in, or if you lock the screen).

The same applies to an active Ableton Link connection. When G-Stomper goes to background, Ableton Link is temporarily disabled until the app is brought back to foreground.

If you want for some reason to keep the G-Stomper playback running and its Ableton Link connection active while the app is in background, activate the Stop-Lock feature and make sure that the G-Stomper playback is running (before you press the home button or you lock the screen).

To enable Stop-Lock, long press , and then activate the ‘Stop-Lock : Keep running while in Background’ switch.

Important Note:
Synchronizing G-Stomper while in background is only possible when both playback and Stop-Lock are enabled.