Using more than one computer for recording
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They are sitting here now and I'm thinking I should incorporate them into my system.
Anyone here ever use addition CP's for streaming libraries and tracking audio?
How do I do this, pros/ cons?
Not recommended for real-time operations. The TCP/IP protocol stacks needed for inter-machine communication can burn more CPU power than you would save by having those tasks running on one multi-core computer properly set up for audio. For large-scale audio processing (high channel count, many plug-ins, streaming libraries etc), you should have the external communication processes disabled anyway. Do file transfers, version updates and the like via USB memory sticks or CD/DVDs.
Non-real time operations such as off-line rendering are a different story.