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Plug-ins loading down my system

Discussion in 'Recording' started by blaumph2cool, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member


    I use a laptop for my DAW and the power is quite lacking, especially when it comes to using plug-ins.

    Has anyone ever used a seperate computer to take some of the load of plug-ins? can this even be done.

    I saw that Waves has a hardware solution that uses ethernet cable to connect instead of USB, Firewire, etc. It's a bit too pricy for me right now.

    Thanks for your input.

    -Chris W
  2. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    Try the TC Powercore for an external F/W solution. I have it and it works great. Other than that, Logic 7 allows node operation which greatly reduces load on your main CPU. I believe that this only works with a G5, though.
  3. mud5150

    mud5150 Guest

    these guys make some interesting software, never tried it myself but they have a demo. Once I get my full setup running I'll prob give it a try.
  4. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    chris... what are you using???
  5. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    -backinthelab: The thing I am woried about with the power core is power. i want to be able to run more than 1 or 2 plugs.

    -mud: this looks cool i'll check it out. Thanks!!

    -iznoggod, I am using N-Track 4.1 on a Sony VAIO P4 2Ghz, 512MB RAM, F/W to a Firepod.
  6. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    I have heard about this, but I don't know much about it. On a 100mbps LAN, what kind of Plug-in performance can one expect (assuming 2 powerful PC's)? I also assume system latency would increase (no biggie for mixing).

  7. GregP

    GregP Guest

    You can do it in a manner of speaking using WormHole 2 by Apulsoft. It actually sends back the audio stream, but the net result is the same.

    Here's a link: http://plasq.com/wormhole
  8. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    What DAW software are you running? <edit> Oh I see; N-Track. It sounds like you could use a good "freeze" function..

    .. have you ever considered Tracktion? ;)
  9. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    Yeah, i use the freez function sometimes. but it can be annoying when you want to tweek someing in your mix.

    Other than the plug-in issue I am really happy with N-Track it works well with my setup. I also have Cubase LE, which i don't use too oftin because its just a pain to setup each session.

    -Chris W

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