Old 09-06-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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I have a podcaster in california who wants to have a guest on who is visiting here in hawaii

The guest needs to be able to hear and see and speak to her but I also need to record a split to reaper in high quality

He will be sitting in my iso booth, while I will be in my control room

How would you guys handle this?

My idea is something like this. he will have my laptop in the isobooth with an maudio fastrak:

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Old 09-08-2019, 09:15 AM   #2
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What's the reason for the 2nd audio interface in the iso room? Monitoring control for the guest speaker?

The tech consideration there is the sample rate clock connections. Pick the interface most convenient to be the clock master and make sure the other one is clocking to it from a digital input. (I don't believe those units have word clock.)

You'll also want to decide between connecting a single interface to the main computer and just connecting the other interface stand-alone with a digital audio connection and proper clock selection/connection vs making an aggregate device of the 2 interfaces (which still requires proper clock connection/selection).

If that turns into a headache for some reason (ie budget interfaces being asked for too much)... just use one interface and find a different way for the guest to adjust the monitor volume or do it for them. Remote desktop on a phone can be a thing, for example.
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The second interface is for the guest to use for skype. I only need a low quality output from it into my analog inputs to use for timing for the remote audio. The guest mic is being split at the preamp to go to the second interface for skype and my main interface for the high quality recording
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:16 PM   #4
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The second interface is for the guest to use for skype.
I understand Skype to be running on a computer connected online. Did you actually mean a 2nd computer in the iso room? (There's miscommunication here somewhere...) Or perhaps both a computer with an interface?

Same scenario though. Proper sample rate clock connections and selection.

If this is two DAW systems each with their own interface...
Probably making the Skype DAW clock master and clocking your main DAW from the digital audio connection from the Skype DAW to the main DAW would be the easiest way to go.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:14 PM   #5
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Yup second computer in the iso room. The clock doesnt matter because the skype return from the guest is just for relative timing and doesnt have to sound good, nor does the interface have a digital out anyway. The local mic has an analog split at the preamp.

The real tricky part is going to be talkback from my room to the remote skype user
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:37 PM   #6
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It sounds like the hurdle is that audio interface on the 2nd computer not having any digital I/O. That takes away the ability to simply sync the clocks and pass audio back and forth at will.

Maybe going to a single computer would make it easier?
Everything in the same box. Attend to the guest's monitor as needed.

If there's something going on with cabling between rooms or whatever it is that requires the 2nd computer and interface setup and it just has to happen that way...

Patch your talkback output analog into the guest system. (ch 1 - guest mic, ch 2 control room talkback)
Record the guest mic with Reaper on the guest DAW. It will not strictly be in sync with the rest of the program , running off it's own clock and all, but will be so close that you might only have to make a very small veri-speed stretch when you import that track back later. (Perhaps also record the talkback input for reference later.)
Analog split the guest DAW headphone output if you need it in the control room.

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Old 09-09-2019, 01:25 AM   #7
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I'm not really sure how to get the guest a screen if I'm handling skype on my main computer. Maybe I could VNC or something? That could work

Either way its probably going to be my talkback to both that will be the issue

I guess it would be a much more complicated monitoring system, but that could work
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I'm not really sure how to get the guest a screen if I'm handling skype on my main computer. Maybe I could VNC or something? That could work

Either way its probably going to be my talkback to both that will be the issue

I guess it would be a much more complicated monitoring system, but that could work
Oh, right. The video screen. Duh...

Alright.
Run Skype on the guest computer.
Run another Reaper on the guest computer to record the vocal.
You can record the Skype return on a track too.

Patch an output from your talkback to the guest interface input #2.
Record the talkback for reference if you wish.
Handle monitor routing on the guest DAW with Reaper. (Talkback only in guest ears, etc.)

You could analog split the vocal to put it into the main system to begin with if you have the hardware and there aren't any issues. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. The guest DAW will have all the signals to begin with though (Guest vox, talkback, Skype return).

Thinking out loud... So, what do we need the control room computer for again?
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I did not read everything, but it might be worth checking out studiolink:

Here is an English guide:
https://podigy.co/the-complete-guide...h-studio-link/

Website in German:
https://studio-link.de/
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Haha. Title: "Remote recording for a podcast."
Comes back with 27 inputs from a full band and what looks like 3 DAW systems hooked together! That was a bit different than the mental image I had of a "podcast".
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Well, I dont want to have to change anything

Hit a button in totalmix and get my band recording back
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I did not read everything, but it might be worth checking out studiolink:

Here is an English guide:
https://podigy.co/the-complete-guide...h-studio-link/

Website in German:
https://studio-link.de/
OOOh!!! Thank you, I shall have a look!
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:46 AM   #14
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Also check out something like Squadcast - designed for exactly this sort of scenario. Like Skype (with video) but using extensions in the Chrome browser which mean that each participant's audio is recorded locally on their device and uploaded to the web as you go. So, even if the internet connection is a bit flaky, you still get the best audio quality possible from the remote device.
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palava.tv allows private (encrypted) video and audio conferencing inside any browser without the need for extensions.

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