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Author Topic: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?  (Read 993 times)

Tim Weaver

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OK, I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer for. I am running 2 Impact servers on my CL5 and they work great. I'm using the Multirack app to control them on an iMac on the same network, but that iMac is having some issues.

In order to be able to take the iMac out of service, I need a way to control the impact servers. In looking at them, they are just dedicated computers. They have all the right ports on them. Is it possible to hook up a keyboard, mouse, and video to them and control them directly? Will they run Multirack right on the server?

Maybe this is a dumb question, but I inherited this rig, and I can't find the answer online anywhere.
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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:26:26 pm »

Tim, no they will not. The servers run a custom Linux image that has no user interface or GUI. All that stuff was removed to make it a purpose driven low latency processing engine.

I did get multirack soundgrid up and running on the X61 you convinced me to get years and years ago. Everything works great except the meters don't respond the best. I did upgrade to an SSD and some more ram.


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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 11:52:18 pm »

Tim, no they will not. The servers run a custom Linux image that has no user interface or GUI. All that stuff was removed to make it a purpose driven low latency processing engine.

I did get multirack soundgrid up and running on the X61 you convinced me to get years and years ago. Everything works great except the meters don't respond the best. I did upgrade to an SSD and some more ram.


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Haha! Awesome! I'm still using them daily. I have 3 right now. 2 work, and one is busted. Actually I need to fix the 3rd one to put some car diagnostic software on.


It seems a little weird to me that the only way to use the Impact server computer is with another computer! lol... Oh well. I'll figure something out.

Thanks.
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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 01:37:27 am »

Haha! Awesome! I'm still using them daily. I have 3 right now. 2 work, and one is busted. Actually I need to fix the 3rd one to put some car diagnostic software on.


It seems a little weird to me that the only way to use the Impact server computer is with another computer! lol... Oh well. I'll figure something out.

Thanks.

Weaver, it's guys like you that try to blur the server/client line...  ;)
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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 03:48:35 pm »

Weaver, it's guys like you that try to blur the server/client line...  ;)

I been breaking rules most of my life. Why should this be any different!

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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 06:32:49 pm »

You are going to give me nightmares Tim... That looks like a disaster waiting to happen...
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Re: Waves Impact server. Can it use a keyboard, mouse, and display?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 09:16:29 am »

I been breaking rules most of my life. Why should this be any different!


Wow.
A late 70's "Line Dis-Array"
Sure made your heart skip a beat when you saw a rig like that for the first time.
Then, in awe. Now, in shock.
How times have changed.
Back then, I did piles like that, because I could !
One day, sitting in the shop, listening to some tunes on 1 piece of low, mid, high, and it sounded a hell of a lot nicer than the whole rig. That's when the learning process really started for me.
A lot of you know that feeling. Been there, done that.
Made a lot of sawdust.......
Imagine where we'd be if this interthingy was around back then......
Chris.
Still, I'd love to resurrect one of my old rigs, and see what it could do today, with modern processing.
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