distributed audio processing

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by 2ms, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. 2ms
    macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2002
    What is this distributed audio processing feature in LogicPro exactly? Does it mean for example that I could stack a few MiniMacs next to my C2D iMac to have the equivalent of a many times more powerful iMac? Does it require Cat cable or is 8011g just fine? Someone please give me a little insight into this.
  2. macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2006
    Los Angeles
    it's basically the "Node" function in Logic.

    you can use multiple Mac's, connected via Ethernet, to give more CPU horse power to run Logic.

    however, you can only use it on Logic program and its plugins. can't use Node on 3rd party plugins.

    so say if you have Waves Linear Phase EQ, which is a CPU hog, you can't use a separate Mac to process the LP EQ. you can, on other hand, distribute whatever plugins Logic is using to other Mac's connected, then you can use host computer to run LP EQ.

    IME tho, using Node creates a certain lag or delay in audio; so it's not quite up to snuff.

    you can use other progams that can do similar thing. IIRC, it's called Wormhole.

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