ways of combining two PC's in studio

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ways of combining two PC's in studio

Post by bytheriver » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:39 pm

It looks like I might be able to get a very cheap PC from a housemate who's upgrading his.

AMD 1.3 ghz

I have a laptop
P4 2.4
512mb ram
40gig HDD
firewire audiophile sound card

and I use Live4, with vsti's, two external synths and a groovebox and every so often reason in rewire.

I really need more HDD space, so I was thinking of putting a one gigabit lan card in both machines and networking them with a 200gih 7200rpm HDD in the desktop. Do you think that would be fast enough to use for audio if it was in an older 1.3Ghz PC and accessed over a lan?

What else or what is the best way of using it? It'd be great if it could be used to take some of the vsti's I use of my laptops cpu. Can you rewire over lan?

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Post by jtpack » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:44 pm

Check out fxteleport.
Windows XP, Live 5.2, Pro Tools LE 7.1cs7, Reason 3.0.4, M-Audio Delta 410, MBOX, Synthmaker

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Post by Machinate » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:18 pm

You can't rewire over LAN, but fxteleport is as close as you can get.
I would actually start out by using it for rompler stuff that really taxes your harddrive. Using some of those vsti-synth racks for your computer would obviously save you loads of cpu cycles compared to using live as a host as well.
mbp 2.66, osx 10.6.8, 8GB ram.

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Post by SongCarver » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:24 pm

pluggin my own collectives stuff, but check out WormHole 2 from plasq.com

it's very low latency (auto detect on some hosts), easy to use, has mpoweful routing capabilities and is cross platform.



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