Does anyone know how you Would go about running 2 ableton machines both running the same project, basically just having one as a back up just in case the other fails, need to be able to switch to the other pretty much instantly
Is this for live performance or in the studio?
Actually I have just read the title again, it is for a live performance. What is wrong with copying the Ableton set to both laptops and if one goes down using the other one?
I have to say, if I was using a laptop for a gig, I would make sure that it is extremely stable. If your laptop crashes every now and then, you really shouldn’t use it.
the plan is to macbook pros, both very stable. it will just be a case of copying the file im just really wondering if there is a way to have a master and a slave, where by pressing ‘go’ on the master makes the slave follow perfectly in time (this is key!) then im thinking about a 2in 1out midi interface so should the master cock up i can switch to the back up!
is this possible?
I remember the mau5 talked about something along these lines in a future music interview?
But he used rackmounts as backups I think?
Might wanna check it out… Should be on youtube somewhere.
Chris Liebing runs 1 macbook pro with traktor 1 for track selection and mixing, 1 macbook pro running maschine for fx and oneshots i believe all synced together
Lots of people do it - just not sure how - lol
[quote]slender (23/11/2011)[hr]Lots of people do it - just not sure how - lol[/quote]
ah ha, thats the thing that getting me, hear about it all the time but no bugger is spilling the beans!
just found out how
create wireless network
(master) audio midi set up>create new session, name, port etc
(slave)audio midi set up>directory, choose name of the master session
(master) ableton>preferences>midi/sync>enable output sync on the created session
(slave) ableton>preferences>midi/sync>enable input sync on the created session
Maybe i am just showing my age but I would not trust a wireless system in a live situation - whats wrong with good old cables stuck down with black gaffa tape
[quote]slender (23/11/2011)[hr]Maybe i am just showing my age but I would not trust a wireless system in a live situation - whats wrong with good old cables stuck down with black gaffa tape[/quote]
I don’t either to be honest, not sure how to do it with a cable though! Can you shed a light?
You could use a UTP cross over cable, or a small network switch and two network cables.
Cross over cable:
[quote]TheAnt (25/11/2011)[hr]You coulduse a UTP cross over cable, or a small network switch and two network cables.
Cross over cable:
cheers mate, any idea how you would go about setting this up in ableton?
So when I use my desktop and laptop at the same time for ProTools I just connect them through a USB cable and set the file backup save to my desktop hardrive(just like an external harddrive) My saves are auto set for every minute so it updates constantly and is one crashes usually won’t miss too much or ill lose part of a recording, now with ableton or any other program as such Im not sure if its a possibility but you can do it somehow if this doesnt work
Hope this helped.