As a professional composer who regularly faces real-world deadlines, I have found AudioGridder to be an indispensable tool. This brilliant application has been a lifesaver for me, thanks to an elegant and simple user interface that allows me to network several computers and use them as servers, thereby offloading the task of running effects and software instruments in the main DAW.
One thing that sets AudioGridder apart, is that it presents the user with a remote screen of the effect or instrument being accessed on the DAW computer, eliminating the need to switch between different computer displays. This feature is particularly useful because it allows the user to see and operate the plugin remotely, via its graphics interface.
Besides using AudioGridder to run a large assortment of effects remotely, I also use it to run instances of Kontakt loaded with a variety of sample libraries, all seamlessly and with no noticeable lag.
I highly recommend AudioGridder to any composer or audio professional who is looking for a reliable and efficient way to manage multiple computers via an effective and well though out network bridge.
Louis Febre, credits including Smallville, Scooby Doo and the Cyberchase, The Fugitive Television Series, and additional music for Clifford the Big Red Dog, The X-Files, and numerous other films and television shows.