I'm hoping for advice. I'm using two computers (a dual-core Creation Station PC running Pro Tools and a dual 2.5 Ghz PowerPC Mac G5 running Kontakt 2). It looks like I'll need to add two more computers so that I can work efficiently with my huge orchestral sample libraries (EWQLSO Platinum being the biggest amongst them).
Anyone have a type of computer that they'd recommend for this? I'll likely be buying two computers to both run Kontakt 2 (standalone), and I'll be light-piping the audio back to some sort of optical patch bay that will feed into my Digidesign 192 interface. Any advice on a good patch bay would be appreciated. Also, I'd love to hear any thoughts on efficient solutions for getting MIDI data back and forth from the new computers (I currently daisy-chain M-Audio 4X4s to get MIDI info in and out of my G5).
I was wondering though... don't all your computers have to be on the same platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc) for that to work? I have a Mac and a PC, and I've customized them a lot for the studio, so I would like to keep using both. Also, don't you have to run specific DAW software for that too? I'm Pro Tools based, and I haven't heard that you can do that with Pro Tools... or am I wrong?