Do computer specs, processors or the OS matter to use PlayAUDIO12 to run two computers live?
I want to run two computers synchronized next to each other using PlayAUDIO12 for redundancy, does the specs and OS of the computers matter? For example, can i use a laptop with a ryzen chip and high specs scynchronized with an old laptop with intel chip? Or even maybe a macbook pro with M1 chip and OSX synchronized with the same old laptop with intel chip and Windows? Does it really matter? Do they have to be identical?
The main reason it matters is because you would not want to have a second computer lagging behind from the initial trigger and then have a switchover and the audio is behind. That would mess up your band and not go over so well in a live performance.
I've used a 2018 Mac mini and a modified 2012 Mac mini and they run well together but that's mostly for strict audio. The bigger issues will come if you run lots of plugins or VSTs where a loading issue could play into the situation.