linking two computers?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by PunkRocker, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. PunkRocker

    PunkRocker Active Member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Hi guys, I have another for ya! To make a long story short I have two computers now. One. a laptop MacBook and one an iMac. It dawned on me that it would be really convenient to record drums using the laptop and then continue recording the mix on the iMac. Is this far fetched? Maybe a daisy chain with USB's? or would it have to be iCloud? I would have an audio interface with both.
    Get back to me!
    Thank You.
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
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    USB drive? Home network?
  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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    If you want to record a part of the song then transfer files and record more tracks afterward, it's easy to do with a usb storage or establishing a network.

    But I sens you think about recording on both computer at the same time with only one audio interface : this can't be done. It just can't
    If you had a second audio interface, you could sync them using midi and record at the same time on both then transfer the files for mixing..
    But this isn't necessary. Recording isn't asking much of the computer but the drive to write data. Any computer can record many tracs at once.
    Where it gets hard is when you had realtime effects. When the audio gets to the computer, effects are applied and played back to you, the CPU and ram will work harder and latency can be a problem.

    I won't get further before knowing more about what you want to do. Please explain in detail and the reasons.
  4. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Lowestoft - UK
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    iCloud works for me, once you factor in the transfer times - but it does let me work on projects on a variety of machines. I only recently discovered that each computer has duplicate files on it's drive. I assumed that the files were only on the cloud, and It was a surprise to see them on my machines!

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