I'm a brand-spankin-new member to this forum and this will be my first post.
I'm trying to spec out a system and I could use some insight from those of you already using a similar rig. Here's what I want to put together:
ProTools TDM on a Mac G5, 3 Gigastudio slave PCs loaded with VSL Pro Complete.
I've spent a couple hours looking through this and other forums and while I've learned a few things, I still have questions. My apologies in advance if this is a redundant topic and I just didn't look hard enough for the info I need.
My questions are:
Wormhole over a Gigabit LAN or lightpipe? Anybody getting Wormhole to work reliably?
If lightpipe, what digital interface(s) to use for lightpipe inputs on the Mac? I want to bring over as many as 12 stereo pairs from each Giga box for a total of 36. I can reduce this number if it's unrealistic.
Everybody says to use RME, but what's the best solution for that many inputs, and how does that work in conjunction with the Digidesign audio interface? In other words, since they are different interfaces, will they coexist peacefully? Will I be able to hear the audio coming in to the RME lightpipe ports through the Digidesign analog outs (before I've printed it to a track)? I'm guessing not. Or would running analog outs from each Giga PC to the monitor mix be the best solution for monitoring the digital audio?
Thanks in advance...