Login / Register
 
Can I use a PC as slave to a Mac?
New Reply
Subscribe
ashm
Thread Starter
#1
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #1
Gear nut
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 132

Thread Starter
ashm is offline
Can I use a PC as slave to a Mac?

Hey everyone, I've done some searching and can't seem to find an answer on here to this, although I've seen similar things discussed at some point, so please forgive me if I've missed it

I recently bought a Mac Pro, and still have this half decent spec PC lying round un-used, so I wondered if there's any way I could put it to use as a slave of sorts, to share load, using the Mac Pro as master. The PC is 3.8ghz, 4gb ram, 160gb hd.

I'm sure it's more complicated than what I'm thinking but any help/advice would be great.

Thanks in advance!
Tui
#2
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #2
Tui
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,184

Tui is offline
That's all a PC might be good for - a slave to a Mac.

#3
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #3
Gear nut
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 85

Tony Tesla is offline
You could send MIDI data out of your mac and into you PC. For this you need two MIDI interfaces. Your PC will be a virtual instrument/synthesizer. These sounds could be sent out of your PC as an audio signal an back into the mac. For this you need two sound cards (stereo or better multichannel). Watch out for latency.

Or you try to install Mac OS on the PC. Then you could use the PC as a node, if you use Logic Pro. But this I recommend only for a PC geek.


Tony
#4
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #4
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: London, UK
Posts: 640

warmer is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashm View Post
Hey everyone, I've done some searching and can't seem to find an answer on here to this, although I've seen similar things discussed at some point, so please forgive me if I've missed it

I recently bought a Mac Pro, and still have this half decent spec PC lying round un-used, so I wondered if there's any way I could put it to use as a slave of sorts, to share load, using the Mac Pro as master. The PC is 3.8ghz, 4gb ram, 160gb hd.

I'm sure it's more complicated than what I'm thinking but any help/advice would be great.

Thanks in advance!
look at VE PRO one cable very easy
#5
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #5
Lives for gear
 
EddieTheRed's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 1,018

EddieTheRed is offline
#6
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #6
Lives for gear
 
djanthonyw's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 4,447

djanthonyw is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tui View Post
That's all a PC might be good for - a slave to a Mac.

#7
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #7
Lives for gear
 
gsilbers's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
Posts: 3,864

gsilbers is offline
midi over lan

google midioverlan

audio back from pc via audio interface ADAT .


programs to host your vsts: plogue bidule.
ashm
Thread Starter
#8
24th January 2010
Old 24th January 2010
  #8
Gear nut
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 132

Thread Starter
ashm is offline
Sounds like good stuff guys! Definitely going to get into this, will look into the suggested options, thanks for the help
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
jHefler / Music Computers
3

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.