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Composing remotely?
Old 15th August 2019
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Composing remotely?

Any composers have a good set up for working on the go? I’m finding sometimes it would be really useful if I could work on some cues, sketch some tracks without being tied to my studio all the time.

If so, how does it work for you? Are there good set up recommendations? Do your vsts connect okay to another device?

Does it affect your workflow at all?

I work more in the orchestral realm and wondering how easy it would be to adapt. It’d be great to be able to pitch and write remotely on occasion.
Old 16th August 2019
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I do from time to time compose remotely. What I use is a laptop, ilok and a small external hard drive for samples. I have been thinking about buying something like a nektar portable keyboard to fit in a suitcase but haven't gotten round to it yet.
I use a laptop both in my studio and remotely so no connectivity issues.
Christian Henson from Spitfire Audio did a video somewhere on youtube on his remote setup. Might be worth watching.
Old 16th August 2019
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I do from time to time compose remotely. What I use is a laptop, ilok and a small external hard drive for samples. I have been thinking about buying something like a nektar portable keyboard to fit in a suitcase but haven't gotten round to it yet.
I use a laptop both in my studio and remotely so no connectivity issues.
Christian Henson from Spitfire Audio did a video somewhere on youtube on his remote setup. Might be worth watching.
Cool, I’ll definitely check out the spitfire vid.

Looking into decent portable keyboards too - a lot of the portable setups seem to be geared more toward beat makers which isn’t really my thing.

Will look into a way to safely use my libs on an alternative device - I know how finicky the companies can be about that to fight piracy.

Thanks!
Old 16th August 2019
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Would it be possible to leave your main DAW connected to the the web and use a VPN to take control of that computer with a laptop while you are on the road?
Old 16th August 2019
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Would it be possible to leave your main DAW connected to the the web and use a VPN to take control of that computer with a laptop while you are on the road?
I’m looking into that possibility too, seems like a really convenient option! Wondering if anyone has experience doing that and how reliable it is.
Old 16th August 2019
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I’m looking into that possibility too, seems like a really convenient option! Wondering if anyone has experience doing that and how reliable it is.
I think VitaEtMusica said that he uses Chrome Remote Desktop to do this. Unfortunately on Mac, it doesn't pass audio. But if you're on Windows, I believe that it will.
Old 16th August 2019
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I think VitaEtMusica said that he uses Chrome Remote Desktop to do this. Unfortunately on Mac, it doesn't pass audio. But if you're on Windows, I believe that it will.
Cool, thanks. I’m a windows guy so that’s good to know!
Old 18th August 2019
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No experience with it personally, but on two other forums a Guy Rowland has been posting about it for some time. Here is a thread about the hardware side of it (choice of laptop, mostly):

https://thesoundboard.net/viewtopic....emplate#p14797

You need to register to be able to read it. But registration is free, and it is a very nice forum for orchestral composers.

A thread about the libraries he uses on his mobile rig:

https://vi-control.net/community/thr...emplate.44596/

And finally a post about the pros and cons of using Cubase Elements as DAW on a mobile rig:

https://vi-control.net/community/thr...mposing.82091/

I'm sure you can pm Guy on one of these boards if you have any questions. He seems to be an approachable and helpful person. Hope that helps.
Old 18th August 2019
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No experience with it personally, but on two other forums a Guy Rowland has been posting about it for some time. Here is a thread about the hardware side of it (choice of laptop, mostly):

https://thesoundboard.net/viewtopic....emplate#p14797

You need to register to be able to read it. But registration is free, and it is a very nice forum for orchestral composers.

A thread about the libraries he uses on his mobile rig:

https://vi-control.net/community/thr...emplate.44596/

And finally a post about the pros and cons of using Cubase Elements as DAW on a mobile rig:

https://vi-control.net/community/thr...mposing.82091/

I'm sure you can pm Guy on one of these boards if you have any questions. He seems to be an approachable and helpful person. Hope that helps.
Thank you so much! Very helpful
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