using dream studio 12.04.1 amd64 (based on ubuntu 12.04.1 with specialized ppas)
audacity from the ppas
this may have been answered but i cannot find it
multi-track recorder using “cloud” so to speak
can harness currently up to 5 machines for this
want to be able to use one audacity interface to record individual “line in”
on each computer to capture “live” performance components to
individual tracks. for example vocal, acoustic mike, electric guitar, electric bass and
a mixed down drum kit.
each recorded track can then be moved or copied to one computer to
allow greater mixing control and/or editing
Controlling multiple independent machines without special provisions is always going to lead to timing issues. No two machine’s internal clocks or sound card clocks run at the same rate and they will all drift off from one other.
If they’re all in the same room, then it’s far preferable to do a multi-track recording rather than try to sync multiple computers. In addition, if you’re trying to cut corners and use the internal sound cards, most of them are OK for ratty Skype calls and not much else.
If you’re not all in the same place, how are you going to stay in sync in real time? Cellphone?
live - same room
sound quality hasn’t been an issue so far (but may well be i will test that)
“works” manually just want to push/click one freakin button instead of 4 or 5
all machines gb lan
i think i have figured out a script to send the commands to start and stop
outside of audacity itself but i have yet to test it
i’ll let you know how it goes
(it might be a couple of weeks i am kinda slow)