I\'ve got this five computer gigastudio setup I\'m working on (4 Gigastudio slaves, 1 DAW). I\'m looking for a way to send the audio stream from the gigamachines to my DAW.
I threw this question at my local audio expert and when I mentioned buying audio cards for all my gigastudio computers, she seemed to think that would be a massive waste of money. She said it would be much more cost effective to skip audio cards on the gigacomputers completely and instead run the audio out using Firewire cables.
I\'m not too sure of this, but if anyone has any information about it I\'d certainly like to consider it. From what I\'m to gather I assume I\'d run the firewire cables out of the Gigacomputers and into a firewire hub, which would reduce the four cables down to one. From there I could plug that into something like the MOTU 828mkII and run ADAT out of there into my DAW.
Is this a completely retarded way of going, or would this actually work well? How does this option stack up to the forthcoming FX-Teleport/Gigawrapper option?
I think my main concern is with the firewire hub. Would there be a significant loss of audio fidelity by putting four firewire signals together like that?
Thanks for any help.