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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Michael Scott, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Anyone using this here and to what extent? I'm getting ready to put my 3 DAWS online, and was wondering how it's working out for anyone using it. I'd really like to use one DAW for VS instruments and dedicate one to tracking. The setup seems easy enough. I'll probably yse the spdif on both machines.

  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    I've heard its dying, no one uses it, it only works with certain audio cards, and a lot of other bad stuff.

    Here's an alternative
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Yeah, what's up with that? It *sounded* so promising! I am about to build a new box, and was going to use my old box as a node for the System Link...not such a good idea then, eh?
  4. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Thanks Mark for that link. I've actually looked at that before. I don't have any networking on my DAWS, so to set that up, I'd have to go buy some nics and all. Looks good though. Wonder about latency though.

    Someone told me to check out an article in Recording Magizine(the jan issue). There is a good article on that, in fact the guy mentions a few things that are rather vague in the steiny manual, and he seems to be loving it. He's got it working on 4 computers, 3 mac osx, 1 with xp and nuendo 1.62. He's got nuendo 2.0 on one, nuendo 1.62 on another, cubase sx, and DP 4.

    He's claims it is all working great for him. Some good tips in there though for setting it all up. Glad I grabed the magizine.

    Guess I'll find out soon enough!
  5. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Consider this. For three DAWs under system link, you need three sequencers (or one and two V-stacks) and Three soundcards, and (I believe) three MIDI interfaces. Plus a KVM. Add that to whatever plugs you want to use.

    FX Teleport: One Sequencer, one soundcard, one MIDI interface, Three NICs, a KVM and an ethernet switch.

    No comparison, IMO. Simplicity, flexibility, and versatility all favor FX Teleport.

    Take a look at the forum over at fxmax.com. Latency is discussed there. Ethernet is packet-based, so Max had to do some buffering. If I'm not mistaken, its sort of like UAD or Powercore, meaning that the latency is reported, and 9 times out of 10, you don't have to do anything if your DAW has latency comp. I haven't followed it closely, but I eagerly await the OS X version. Then I'll build a PC, and forget about that G5 I can't afford.

  6. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Hmm, I have been considering this now that I found it does work with firewire. All my systems have firewire, and the max I would be linking up is 3. I found little info with a search on 1394 at the forums. Could I just run a firewire cable from one computer to the other(peer to peer)?
  7. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member


    For the most part, users have been doing ethernet, I would guess you get better results. Since fxteleport is based on TCP, you are adding a layer of difficulty if you layer that protocol on top of 1394.

    Also did you try searching on firewire, FW, or1394a or 1394b?
  8. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    You forgot one - the damn thing works, which systemlink never did well enough to use in a paid session. It's revolutionary.
  9. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    An update. I had to go to 10/100 using a crossover and now everything works like a charm.

    Max at the fxt forum mentioned he would be adding native firewire support! This guy works hard....you gotta appreciate that kind of service.

    I'm sold on FXT. Thanks for the push in that direction Mark! :w:
  10. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Glad to help Dawg!

    Max is one of the new breed of developers. He really is in tune with his customers, both current and potential. My hat is off to him. I'm just waiting on the Mac version.

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