connecting ubuntu studio with other machines

Rodrigo Carrasco carrask at
Fri Sep 5 10:51:07 BST 2008

Thanks for your reply. Let me clarify a bit. What I want, is to use the
linux box to receive audio from other computers in order to manipulate
it in realtime. Basically like you said, to display Ableton as an input
in the Jack list. I'm thinking in two ways to do that:

1) to output from windows through an audio cable (red & white) to
the linux box with the audigy card. I'm guessing that would require
just some actions in the Jack audio connection kit, though I didn't
manage yet how to do that. The thing with this solution is that the use
of the cable puts an analog step in the transferring of the sound,
right? Does it mean audio loss of some kind?

2) ideally, the solution would be to use the audigy card (linux box) as
a direct output for Ableton (winxp laptop). I was thinking that a
firewire cable connecting both machines and some installation of
drivers would do the job but it doesn't. Would a USB cable or any type
of connection do it or am I asking apples to an oak tree?

Thanks again for reading and let me know if I need to explain it better. ;)



Gustin Johnson wrote:I am not sure what it is you want to do.  Are you trying to network the
two computers together with firewire?  Even then what do you hope to
accomplish?  Are you trying to share files (ie. PCM .wav or some such)?
 Are trying to do the final mixing etc. on the linux box?  Are you
trying to have Ableton show up in your Jack list of inputs/outputs?

You can output PCM (.wav) files from your Windows machine to the
Desktop, but I am not aware of a netjack for windows that allows your
laptop with Windows to participate directly with Jack on your Ubuntu
Studio Desktop.  I know that this is possible if your laptop was also
running Linux (  Of course I routinely
import wav and flac files from people with Windows or Mac based DAWs.

Perhaps restating the question with your ideal outcome will help us to
understand what you are trying to do, and hopefully be able to help you
to accomplish it.

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