I've had an idea for a particular Live PA project for a while now, but the limiting factor has always been system performance. I've tried ableton, and I've tried a demo of audiomulch. I was able to get closer to what I was after with audiomulch, but it still wasn't quite enough.
I'm just about t order a new rig which should see me right. (probably going to be an e3 xeon)
I think one of the issues I was having was the fact that ableton has poor mutcore suport (it exists, but depending on your workflow/signal flow, it isn't particuarly efficient) and audiomulch does not support it at all.
I was thinking if I broke my audiomulch set into different instances, with audiojack sending the audio between them, that might be a way to artificially spread my project across multiple-cores? Seems straight foward enough to me.
AM instance one - native instruments maschine, hardware synths audio-in, channel inserts. Midi routing.
AM instance two - mixing busses, multi-band sidechain compression.
AM instance three - effect sends (internal VST and external hardware)
AM instance four - loopers, master FX, final mix and mastering.
Do you folk think this approach will work? The main issue I can think of is that the loopers need to be in sync with the NI Maschine.
I do like the idea of having four metasurfaces!