If you’re reading a 16+ track mix from the HD, playing back 2 tracks to the interface for the artists to overdub to, sending maybe 4 track back through the interface for the overdubs, then writing those 4 tracks to the HD, you’re pushing a lot of bandwidth through the bus-26x44.1kx24bit.
Just wondering if anyone’s tried this and how many tracks they record/playback. I tried playing back a project with around 20 tracks and kept getting drops. I’m testing this setup with an old IDE HD and enclosure I had lying around, and I’m suspicious of the drive’s integrity, so I can’t tell if it’s a faulty hardware issue or bandwidth.
I’m on a GA x58a-ud3r which has 3 firewire ports, but as I understand it, most if not all mobo’s really only have one bus shared by all the ports unless you install a card. Can anyone confirm this?
So assuming one bus, how much real world bandwidth can you expect?