J74 AuNetTools - A tool set for audio/MIDI/sync network communication in Ableton Live
J74 AuNetTools is a set of Ableton Live / Max for Live devices and standalone applications enabling audio and MIDI communication between computers across a TCP/IP network. By using these devices it is possible to collaborate with other musicians using several computers on a Local Area Network (Internet based communication is generally not recommended).
The set includes:
- Ableton Live / Max for Live devices for sending and receiving audio across the network
- Ableton Live / Max for Live devices for sending and receiving MIDI and Live transport/sync across the network
- Standalone applications for sending and receiving audio and MIDI to/from computers across the network.
Click here for an overview of the AuNetTools devices
Get J74 AuNetTools
The J74 AuNetTools set is available at $8 (USD) and includes Ableton Live M4L devices (requires Max for Live licence), standalones (for both Windows and Mac OS systems) and source Max patches. It can be purchased using the buy button below. Once your order will be completed you will get a download link through the Paypal confirmation page.
Requirements, Specifications and Documentation
- A Max for Live license is required to be able to use the AuNetTools devices.
- On Windows systems Quick Time is required (free download from Apple.com).
- On Windows systems auto-configuration requires Java (free download from java.com).
- The devices operate at their best on low network latency conditions (20 ms or below), as typical of a wired UTP/Ethernet LAN connection.
- Live 9.2 or higher + Max for Live with Max 7.0.4.
- Live 8.3 or higher + Max for Live with Max 5.1.9.
- Standalone applications do not have specific version limitations or require any additional license.
- Windows versions supported: 7, 8 and later
- Mac OS versions supported: 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x and later
Notes and Limitations:
- Some latency will always be present using these devices due to network latency conditions.
- In the case of MIDI, latency will be in general comparable to the network latency itself (if your network has 10ms of latency, so MIDI communication will).
- In the Audio case latency will be given by the sum of the network latency and of the Latency Adaptation buffer you configured (if your network has 5ms of latency and the Latency Adaptation buffer works fine at 10ms, the result will be a total Audio latency of 5+10 = 15ms).
- Standalone "audio send" devices can only pickup audio from your soundcard set of inputs (Live version can pickup any audio in Live).
Here you can view J74 AuNetTools Quick Guide.
If you want to know more, have a look at the J74 AuNetTools User Manual.