I was encouraged to post this here by Derivative support who offered some great advice.
Please let me know if you’ve had experiences using TD with Cubase to trigger the playback
I am a producer/musician working with a visual artist who uses TD. We have worked out visual/video clips based on my songs and they are matching in length.
During live performances, we will use two laptops with USB ports.
-My DAW is Cubase, which I use to play the backing tracks live along with audio clips between songs. It’s one long audio file and I press play once the entire set.
-Our goal is to press play on Cubase and it triggers his visual software to start.
-Both Audio and Visuals are already programmed to be in sync but that initial start must be perfectly sync’d via MIDI to keep things constantly in sync
-I was wondering if you could help with suggestions how we can link our laptops together via USB and accomplish this.
-Would I need some sort of Midi Clock Sync device which both laptops connect to to form the bridge? I could get MIDI to USB cables and connect to a MIDI Clock Sync box.
-Can this also be accomplished with a long Ethernet cable connected between laptops? (thankfully our laptops still have ethernet ports)