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Recording live using studio stuff and remote desktop
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fungus
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I’ve been thinking about using my audio interface and related toys for doing live sound and live recording and came up with the following idea – put the entire rack with audio interace, pre- and power amps and recording pc onstage and control it all from a laptop using Windows Remote Desktop. The connection between the pc and the laptop could be wireless or via good old UTP. The only problem I can think of is headphone monitoring – I suppose I could run a long extension for the headphones but that wouldn’t be very flexible. Another option would be to take a stereo line out to a headphone amp close to the pc and run the headphones from there. The ideal would be to use the same LAN connection as the Remote Desktop but then the question is how to get the audio out of the software (Cubase or PS1), down the network connection and playing back on the laptop ? I have some thoughts but can’t test them as I have to upgrade the pc from home to pro Windows before I can use WRD. I suppose it could also be handy to have an aux running from the laptop to the audio interface but it’s not essential for now. Any suggestions?

kibo
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im not an expert on this but cud you use wireless in ear monitoring? its not cheap though.

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fungus
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Thanks kibo
The AKG IVM4 is about a thousand dollars and similar products are in the ballpark. Are you going to explain to the wife? The idea with this live recording is to stop the outflow of money and to start having money flow IN ...
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knerr
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I have and use these Carvin IEM sets and they are quite good. The earbuds are even very useable. I can't imagine sets in the $1K range are twice as good. I've seen them sell these anywhere from $325 to the $400 where they're at right now, so if you wait, they might come down (or go up if they are catching on, who knows!). http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=EM900
You are obviously going to have some noise with a wireless setup, though, but it's not too bad with audio running.

You might be able to get audio sent over ethernet to the remote computer, but I think latency is going to be an issue (or deal breaker, really).

The other issue I can think of is setting your gain levels. If you are using Presonus gear you won't have a way to tweak input levels remotely. There are some interfaces that set input levels digitally, but they are going to cost more. I think some of MOTU's stuff works this way.

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