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sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:18 am

What is the best (& stabilised) way to sync 2 MBPs?

I'll play: MBP 10.11.6, maschine, APC40 & bass. I have Impact Twin SC.
My friend: MBP 10.11.6, Gtr, Voc, Farfisa & midi keyboard wih soundcard (I dont know which brand)
I plan to input Gtr, bass, mic and farfisa to my SC (it has 4 inputs)

I saw this:
https://www.ableton.com/answers/how-can ... m-together
Is there latency over wireless?

We dont care about cables (midi i mean) our most concern is stability.

Midi, ethernet (is it even possible?), wireless, what is the best way to sync?

Any advices about sync (and more tricks about the set up) is appreciated.

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:33 am

I have already saw this links
Did you even bother to read my post?
Thanks anyway.

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:39 am

There is no better solution for syncing tempo of two devices than Ableton Link.

By 'better' I mean both easier to set up and most consistent. Also, most capable of catching up to any surprise tempo changes with the least consequences.

Are you sure you want to rule out Link? Every other option is so bad, that they are the reason Link was invented. Because it is better.

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:01 am

No, i dont want to rule out link
i have never tried
You have used it and you suggest?
Did you use it live situation?

Best way is link you think? Is it better than midi?

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:08 am

i apologise @irrelevance
:oops:
?ll check link
whatewer the f** it is

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:10 am

You can use it through wifi or network cable.

In my experience network cable was slightly more stable on my Windows computers. I don't know if it had to do with cheap wifi adapters or a cheap wifi home setup.

I have connected through LAN cables to my local network and it stays synced always, never drops. Some have reported syncing using a cable directly between the two computers. I have not tried this myself.

You can only get so much feedback. Best way to decide is to try it.

Midi sync has had so many wacky issues in the past. Determining master/slave clock, deciding if you want hardware or software to lead, computers running at different speeds, and extremely ungraceful for trying to catch back up or re-align.

It is very easy to try. Have both computers on the same home network and turn on Link for both. It's already set up.

You can look up YouTube vids of people testing it out of you're unable to test it this moment. The timing is very tight for what it is, and certainly tighter than midi clock.

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Post by yur2die4 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:19 am

https://youtu.be/4D2N-qhLIjU

This is someone using Link over wifi, which I would say is the 'least' reliable. Notice how dramatically he changes the tempo and how they all keep up.

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:25 am

My friend comes long way, thats why i asked before try
You both very helpful thanks a lot

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by L.roachy » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:31 pm

Link

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by störgeräusche » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:21 pm

trust link, network cable between the 2 comps and you're set. I have already performed live on stage with 2 laptops, LAN cable and LINK.
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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by irrelevance » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:51 am

alpertt wrote:My friend comes long way, thats why i asked before try
You both very helpful thanks a lot
No worries. It's funny because Link has been this quiet revolution for those that really needed it. Some awareness raising from abes may be in order.
Have fun.

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Re: sync 2 MBPs

Post by alpertt » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:48 am

I will definitely try link.
Wired LAN possibility is also a good option, i didn't know that.
Thanks a lot, it seems i've underestimated Link.

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