Hello, I am looking for help with a two PC set up, can anyone review my plan, offer any opinions and maybe answer my questions?
PC1 Sequencer and Recording: Sonar + a slave hard drive for recording Hardware: Echo Gina audio with SPDIF in and midi
PC2 Samples and Synths - Things like: Kontakt2 Reactor EWQL Gold GPO Hardware: ECHO MIA audio with SPDIF out Midiman USB interface
The way I plan to connect them is: Midi keyboard controller to PC1 PC1 to PC2 via midi cable PC2 back to PC1 via SPDIF (MIA to GINA)
1) Are the applications separated correctly for best utilization of 2 CPU's? I understand the advantage of keeping something like Reactor on it's own CPU, but does it make "CPU sense" to keep things like GPO and EWQL on a separate PC from Sonar?
2) If so How would I run them - VST/DXi/Standalone? - What setup would allow me to run the most simultaneous instrument tracks in Sonar?
3) Which PC should get the fastest CPU? - (I have a P4 3.2 and a P4 2.8)
Thank you very much for your consideration and opinions - Your time is appreciated