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Can I use Capture 2 software running on a remote PC on an AVB peer to peer network?

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asked Jan 9 in Computer Based Recording & Production by rodfawcett (180 points)

Hi all,

Here's my scenario and what I'd like to do - I don't yet have the gear so it's a concept at the moment...

I'm considering a pre-owned RM32AI (a 2015 manufactured model - but updated to the latest firmware).  I would like to make live sound recordings from the on stage mics of the band. 

N.B.  I don't need to control the FOH PA as the PA Co will be doing all that independently with their own equipment - my business is only recording the gig for later post-production.

So, we've together agreed to correctly 'split' all the stage mics - so that the PA Co gets it's PA feed - and also I get an 'isolated' recording feed of all the mics into my own RM32AI on the side of the stage.

Then, I'd like to connect into the rear option card of the RM32AI by using a dedicated 'peer to peer' ruggedized CAT5e cable connected directly to the remote recording PC network RJ45 port running Capture 2.  The likelihood is that this PC will be somewhere backstage say 50m or so away.

Would that work OK?

My concern is that the 2015 manufactured option card in the rear of the RM32AI has no AWB icon - but I understand that providing it has the latest firmware - it can then use the AVB networking protocol - is that true?

So, to summarise, the local RM32AI Firewire port would not be used in this scenario - as the recording needs to be made 50m or so backstage.

Any comments would be gratefully received :)  Cheers!

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