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For a musical project, I want to connect two sound devices through LAN. One is a Ubuntu 18.04, the other a OSX. To stream real time audio between the two machines, I would like to try to use NetJack. I have seen that after the two machines see each other's Jack, connection between outputs and inputs are quite straightforward.

Before I try, as I don't have the two machines with me and in order to avoid tedious problems when I'll get to work with it, I would like to ask you whether, when connecting a LAN (cable) between the two machines, they see each other automatically or I have to do something (set parameters, tick boxes, restart, do some magic).

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  • Digitized audio is often delayed audio. Why not use analog? – K7AAY May 29 '18 at 23:09
  • Do you suggest that DAC->ADC is faster that a cabled LAN Bridge? – TakeMeToTheMoon May 30 '18 at 9:55
  • Welcome to AskUbuntu! The correct answer to your question likely depends heavily upon A) your perception of what a tedious problem is and more importantly B)Whether the systems you are using support Auto-MDIX – Elder Geek May 30 '18 at 12:23
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Airplay on Mac and Shairplay or ShairPort on Ubuntu.

Alternatively,

The Kodi mediacenter has native stream and receive features of Airplay audio.

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