I use a lappy for most of my recording needs. It works but I can't run a ton of VST/VSTi's. I'm using Cubase SX on an Intel machine. I freeze tracks to release the strain off of my CPU, but that can be a time consuming process. My non-laptop computer ain't no slouch and I was thinking of using it as an external processing machine where it would be used just for my VST/VSTI's. I've read that this can be done, but I haven't read where anyone has actually done it. Has anyone tried it? Does it work well? What are the concerns regarding latency and sync? How much set up is required? What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?