We want to use ProTools LE on a Mac G4 for live recorded tracks while we’re running GigaStudio on one PC and Cubase SX on another PC for midi and WAV files and for viewing video. The Mac will be used for recording extra tracks and should be able to Play, Rewind, FF, Pause, etc., so the Mac will be the time code master. (I know we could use Cubase for recording as well, but our chief engineer finds ProTools to be more convenient.)
We use an RME Hammerfall 9652 in the Cubase PC with an RME ADI-8 DS, a Frontier Design Dakota/Montana sending ADAT optical to the Hammerfall (for monitoring) and to a Frontier Design Sierra (for the GigaStudio PC), and a Digi-002 Rack for the Mac G4.
Which of the following would be the best choice for synching the Mac and the Cubase PC?
Linear Time CodeOnce we've selected one of those (or another method, if anyone has a different suggestion), how do we go about setting-up the synchronization?
Song Position Pointer
Midi Time Code
Thanks for any/all suggestions.