Ableton link on 2 computers

When trying to link 2 pc with Ableton sync option it does not work if the DJ app is not working (link option on). To be Crystal clear, 2 Macbook, 1 running the DJ app and the other running Ableton. The MAC running the DJ app cannot link the other MAC running Ableton if we don’t lunch another DJ app on the same computer.

I have the same bug with Ableton 11 and 12.

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  • Device model (e.g. 2020 iPad Air 4th Gen):
  • Version of operating system (e.g. macOS 14.4.1):
  • Version of djay (e.g. 5.1.2):
  • Hardware/controllers used (e.g. Reloop Mixon 8 Pro):

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How to reproduce the issue:

Hi @VenetianDJ, please refer to the linked FAQ article below and let me know if this helps. Please also read the linked “djay’s Sync function” article within the article below:

@VenetianDJ you may also want to refer to this existing discussion around Ableton Link. In particular there’s a linked YouTube video ( in this discussion that other users have found helpful.

guide for a single computer configuration