Two computer running Max sync

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:00pm

Two computer running Max sync

I reached a CPU load which is too high with my patch. I thought it would be nice if one could run two computers.
I came across this as a software available from VSL called vienna ensemble pro

Would this be possible for Max? Or can we already do it?

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:17pm

Do you have two audio interfaces and some spare I/O? If so, you could consider splitting your patch in two.

I’ve synchronised two different laptops with a master [phasor~] clock sent via SP/DIF. Very stable. I compensated the latency by delaying each audio output on the master.

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:34pm

I see what you mean. I have only one interface for the moment.

I thought OSC via ethernet would be nice.

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:44pm

I think that’s do-able with udpsend and udpreceive – you might try asking one of the guys in this post:

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:59pm

On Mac you could use AUNetSend/AUNetReceive for sending audio between different computers.

Oct 13, 2011 at 5:15pm

and if midiclock sync is all you need, and you are using a mac, you can send/receive the clock over wifi. go to utilities > audio midi setup (choose “show midi window” from the window menu if its not already visible) then “network”. after you test and compensate for latency, it is fairly stable.

Oct 14, 2011 at 10:11am

I just noticed that I have a second interface. I have a MOTU Pre8 which I can use for I/O. I will port all midi to the second patch.Well, let’s see how it goes.
Thank you all for your input, it helped!


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