as i own two PCs, i’ve always been looking for a solution to use the resources of both for writing softsynth-driven music.
now, that i’ve finally found the apparently “perfect” solution, i’m encountering one last issue: the perfect sync of both machines.
so here’s my current setup:
- P4 3.7Ghz, 1024MB RAM, 1Gbit Ethernet, running Renoise RC2 via ASIO 19ms through EMU1212m
- P4 3.2Ghz, 512MB RAM, 1Gbit Ethernet, runnnig Xlutop Chainer v1.03 via ASIO4ALL 12ms through C-Media onboard sound.
midi-wise, the communication is enabled via “MIDIOVERLAN” drivers.
as mentioned above, the 3.2Ghz P4 is acting like a dedicated VSTi computer that is treated essentially as a multi-synth “hardware unit”, midi’d up to my primary PC, which is running Renoise RC2.
note triggering, automation and all works perfectly well. the problem starts to become obvious, when i add percussive sounds on both machines… then one can clearly tell, that there is a delay between the sound output of both machines, making the sound to be out of sync.
now renoise has a delay slider for each MIDI instrument, ranging from -50 to 50ms. unfortunately, this range is easily not broad enough as i still get delay problems @-50ms.
an easy solution to my problem, would be a delay compensation plugin, that delays the sound of my primary machine - making it sync with the delayed sound of my secondary PC.
but renoise doesn’t allow me to delay its native sound output so my question for you is:
does anybody know a plugin which i could add to renoise’s master channel in order to create a small output delay in a range of 0-150ms, for example?
make an old(?) man happy and tell me that there is such a plugin!