Logic Node

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Halifaxsoundguy, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Halifax, NS Canada
    As I understand it, Logic node allows you to spread the processing power of plugins and such over other mac's scattered throughout a studio.

    Theoretically, could one on a shoe-string budget take a few old cheap PC's and have them take over this role?
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    If I understand this correctly then it will vary from package to package, but...

    You either need to have all of your audio files and plugins on each computer (and therefore each needs a fast hard drive) or you need a fast network and it streams the data as needed.
  3. ouzo77

    ouzo77 Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Nuremberg, Germany
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    you will need at least one other mac linked via network cable or firewire which has the logic node application installed and running. pc's don't work because logic node is mac only.
    you don't need the audiofiles or plugins on the other system.
    you then can select in your arrangement window which tracks you want to use with the node (you have to activate the node button in the track header). 3rd-party plugins can use node only in logic 8. logic 7 can only send logic plugs to the node.
    you don't have any control over when and how the node is used.

    i have tried this with my macbook pro as a master and a mac mini g4 as the node. i didn't notice any inprovement so i use the mini as a media center now...
  4. robcranmer

    robcranmer Guest

    Actually, there was an excellent article a few years back in Mix magazine about doing just so!
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    It's mostly a throwback feature for PPC machines.

    With the newer MacIntels I haven't needed to node.

    I originally picked up a core duo mini as a node for my Powerbook, ended up using the mini as my primary DAW, have yet to max out the CPU.

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