Conecting 2 Macs

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by noteFarm, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. noteFarm

    noteFarm Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    Hi all,
    Here is the scenario
    I have 2 g4 733's right next to each other in a soundproof box. One is a Pro Tools only machine the other I use for runing Session Tools, Apple works and the net tc.
    I often find my self burning a CD of a rough mix from the PT only machine, just to import that tune in to I tunes on the other machine and then sending it via Rocket network to a client.
    Can I just conect the 2 macks and just get the files I want from the pro tools machince to the other with out having to waste a CD for one rough mix.?
    I relly dont want to mess with the settings of the Pro Tools machine too much beccause it runs so well, and I understand there are isuse with Pro Tools and apple talk..
    Any sugestions, and helpfull advice would be great
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    You can connect them through eternet, may require a null-cable or ethernet hub.

    Also check the Apple site for details, there is a keystroke on bootup that will allow two Power Macs connected over Firewire to talk.

    You also have to enable file sharing. remember to disable it before recording. :p:
  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    I'm getting an iBook for remote work, so I had to look it up myself.

    It's called Target Disc Mode, requires a 6-pin to 6-pin cable.

  4. RL Wall

    RL Wall Guest

    It's really simple and relatively fast.

    1. Hold down the T key whie booting an OSX machine. It will display a grey screen with a FireWire symbol careening around at random. It will not boot to its own desktop. It is now a giant FireWire hard drive.

    2. Boot the second Mac normally while DISCONNECTED from the Firewire cable. (It need not be OSX.)

    2. Use a good FireWire cable (not cheap) to connect the first Mac to the second one.

    3. The first Mac should pop up as a hard drive on the second Mac's desktop. You may now move files freely between the machines.

    This is NOT a way to set up both computers to share CPU power or co-perform applications, etc. It is strictly a way to move stuff from one computer to the other.

    :cool: RW :roll:
  5. noteFarm

    noteFarm Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    Hay thanx guys for the response,
    This is a great thing to know and is a great way of geting files from my Internet machine to my Pro Tools machine. Is there a similar way of doing things in OS 9.2, as my Pro Tools machine is still in the 9.2 OS mind set.
    Thanx again
    NoteFarm :tu:
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Robert, similar situation here. I have a G4 800 quiclsilver, where I do all the stuff related to PT TDM and and old G3 233. Sometimes I want my assistant to edit at the G3.
    As you kindlydescribe, press T, boot the second machne attach a firewire cable. Any other special care at the second machine, in this case a G3?
    Any problem if G4 runs uner 9.2 and the G3 at 8.x?
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