Record e-drums connected to Mac in Ardour running on Linux DAW
I wonder if you could help me figure out whether what I have in mind is at all feasible.
First a few words about the setup I'm using: In a room upstairs I've got my e-drums hooked up to a Mac Mini running Reaper and a drum sampler plugin. Downstairs in a larger room, I have my DAW set up - it's currently running Sonar on Windows, but I'm looking into switching to Ardour 3 on Linux, as Sonar is the only reason I'm still booting into Windows, all other stuff I'm doing on Linux these days.
Both environments work nicely - on their own. My current method is creating a mixdown in Sonar on the PC downstairs, loading it in Reaper on the Mac upstairs and recording a MIDI drum track, then importing the MIDI in Sonar on PC downstairs. It works, but it's a lot of hassle every time.
What I would like to do: be able to somehow sync Reaper on the Mac upstairs with Ardour on the PC downstairs.
This, I imagine, would save me from doing all the intermediate steps. With a session currently loaded on the PC, I would like to simply go upstairs, hit "record" on the Mac and play my e-drums to the playback coming over the network, go back downstairs and find the MIDI recorded in the sequencer on the PC.
If that is possible, how would you go about doing it? Or would you set it up differently, i.e. leave the MIDI on the Mac and just stream the audio back to Ardour?
Very much looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this.