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FW Links is software solution for distribution of computing power and realtime Audio/MIDI streaming between computers. This technology allows to connect the second slave computer to a primary master computer DAW ( Nuendo, Cubase, ProTools*... ) via standard Firewire conection and to use the second slave computer like audio processing farm, where VST plugins, VST instruments, another ASIO compatible host application or ReWire compatible application can run.


FW Link version 1.0 features :

Topology : One Master computer, one Slave computer.
Platforms : PC(Win XP) - PC(Win XP)

Three Modes of usage :

1. VST plugins, VSTi instruments mode
8 x stereo VST/VSTi slots and 1 x 16 ch. VSTi slot

2. VSTi-ReWire mode
16 midi channels from Master to Slave computer and receive 32 audio channels from Slave to Master computer.

3. VST-ASIO mode
Send 8 audio channels from Master to Slave computer and receive 8 audio channels from Slave to Master computer. ASIO positioning protocol supported.

* FW Link is based on VST, ASIO, ReWire technologies. Compatibility with Digidesign RTAS format is possible to do via Fxpansion RTAS-VST wrapper.

1. VST plugins, VSTi instruments mode

This mode is intended for users, who will use their VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase ...) on the Master computer and high-CPU consuming VST plugins and VSTi instruments on the Slave computer. FW Link VST host application with independent VST/VSTi slots will be running on the Slave computer, where user can open any VST plugin or VSTi instrument. FW Link VST plugin or FW Link VSTi instrument can be opened on the Master computer inside of VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase, like track insert effect), which will take care for streaming audio/midi data via FW Link connection to the related VST plugin slot of FW Link VST host on the Slave computer.

FW Link version 1.0 will handle 8 stereo VST/VSTi slots and one16-channels VSTi slot.

 

2. VSTi-ReWire mode

This mode is intended for users, who will use their VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase ...) on the Master computer and ReWire compatible application (Gigastudio, Live, Acid, Reason, Melodyne …) on the Slave computer. FW Link ReWire host application (ReWire mixer) will be running on the Slave computer which will be visible for all ReWire device applications (Gigastudio, Live, Acid, Reason, Melodyne …). On Master computer, it will be possible inside of VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase ...) to open FW Link VSTi-ReWire instrument ( e.g. like track insert effect ), which will take care for streaming audio/midi data via FW Link connection to the FW Link ReWire host on Slave computer.


 

FW Link version 1.0 will send 16 midi channels from Master computer to Slave computer and receive 32 audio channels from Slave to Master computer.

3. VST-ASIO mode

This mode is intended for users, who will use their VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase ...) on the Master computer and the same or any other ASIO compatible application running in sync on the Slave computer.There will be FW Link ASIO driver running on the Slave computer, which will support ASIO positioning protocol. On Master computer, it will be possible ...) to open FW Link VST-ASIO plugin ( e.g. like track insert effect ) inside the VST host application (e.g. Nuendo, Cubase), which will take care about streaming audio/midi data via FW Link connection to the FW Link ASIO driver on Slave computer include timing and tempo informations. It allows to send audio from Master to Slave computer and vice versa , and to run applications on both computers perfectly in sync.

At FW Link version 1.0 will be possible to send from Master computer to Slave computer 8 audio channels and receive 8 audio channels from Slave to Master computer. ASIO positioning protocol supported.

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