1. R

    Is it worth running VEPro without a slave? (building orchestral template in Reaper)

    Short version: Will I notice a big performance boost by using VEPro to host all my instruments, (for a large orchestral template in Reaper) even without having a slave PC? Or should I not bother with VEPro until I can afford a slave? Longer version: Been trying to put together an orchestral...
  2. amadeus1

    Networking a master and slave with Vep 7

    Hi guys, Here's a video detailing cable modem and slave computer hardware as well as software connections via ethernet and Vep 7 to set up a master and slave computer. Best, Bill
  3. MoeWalsaad

    Slave Machine minimal specs

    Hi, I need tips on buying my first slave machine to load my collection of libraries, and I want that computer's specs to be as minimal for this task and as cheap as possible because I'm not gonna use it for any other purpose. cost, size, and portability for this machine will be a huge plus. So...
  4. G

    RDP keeps dropping between my Mac and PC Slave (VEPro)

    So I got a new PC Slave. I have been using Mac mini Slaves before this. So I have an iMac as my main Master machine running Logic, and now an i7 PC that is the slave machine running VEPro server. Now everything is running fine between the Mac and PC with VEPro. My only problem is my PC is in...
  5. G

    Paragon NTFS or MacDrive

    I'm getting a new PC Slave, Currently been using a single Mac. So my samples all reside on a Mac formatted SSD drive. But I still want to be able to move the drive to my MacBook Pro when I'm mobile. So should I format the sample drive as NTFS and then use Paragon NTFS on my Mac's to access the...
  6. GrapeBotherhood

    Question regarding Vienna Ensemble Pro and Gigabit Switch

    Hi guys, I want to work with 1 master and 2 slaves computers in Vienna Ensemble Pro. I've read I need a Gigabit Switch to connect the three together. Since I have two lan ports on each computer, I can have internet on a separate port of the master, so I don't actually need internet signal on...
  7. G

    HP Z600 Dual Hex Core as Slave

    Has anyone used a HP z600 Dual Hex Core as a slave. I can get a Z600 Dual Hex-Core X5660 and 48GB of RAM for $300. Which seems pretty good. But I remember guys saying Xeon processors aren't as good as Intel and AMD chips when working with distributing the load across cores. This true...
  8. GrapeBotherhood

    Need Help With Networking Configuration for Master/Slave Setup!

    Hey guys, I have a Mac Pro tower that I want to use as a master, and want to connect to a PC tower to be used as the slave, to use as master/slave for Vienna Ensemble Pro, and stream VST libraries from slave to master. I have poor networking experience/knowledge, can anybody help me? So, I...
  9. K

    Can I slave picture from Logic on Mac to Cubase (main DAW) on PC?

    Hi All Just wondering if I can slave Logic from Mac to Cubase on PC? Or do I need to invest in a 2nd PC and pro tools etc to slave picture particularly to Cubase 9 on my PC? I currently have a macbook with Logic which I dont use much. Thanks Kyle
  10. GrapeBotherhood

    Master/Slave setup: where to put best CPU?

    As in the title....given that I mainly work with: - Lots of VSTs and Kontakt instances -Lots of Orchestral Work -Not so much audio recording -A few plugins in the inserts, but the most of them would be used only in mixing/mastering phase, when I have already bounced all the VSTs tracks to audio...
  11. G

    VEPro keeps quitting

    My VEPro keeps quitting. I have the latest version installed, and I'm using Logic 10.4.2 as my DAW. I used to have a Mac mini quad as my slave and that used to run fine, and VEPro on there never seemed to quit. Now I have moved onto an iMac with more RAM and faster processor. But it seems to...
  12. igwanna

    Need a mathematician to solve this for me

    OK!! So i need a g guy with very good logic thinking to help me out I going to write this in a very bullet pointed fashion so its easy to understand -So i compose as a hobby so hopefully one day i become a fulltime composer -At the same time i have a real life job. Im a marketing director...
  13. locash

    Will a slave really help me?

    I am running a imac late 2013, 3.5 i7, 32gb ram. Using Logic. When I pull up my latest project/cue it seems to be the processor (my cores) which craps out, not me running out of ram. I really dont want to add a PC and run VEP. I dont use templates and like the freedom of adding what I need based...
  14. Treppenwitz

    VEP6 - How do I update the client?

    When I launch the VEP server, it checks for updates. I finally updated to VEP6.0.17011. I then went to the client (DAW) machine, added an instance of VEP6 client in Cubase. It doesn't prompt for an update. I don't run the server on the client machine, so I don't have another eLicenser with...
  15. G

    Raid0 sata drives?

    I have some spare old SATA 1TB drives lying around, and was wondering if would get a slight performance gain if I RAID0-ed them and put my less used sample libraries on them? Currently my less used libraries are on one of the SATA 1TB drives connected via an external USB3 enclosure going into my...
  16. Oliver

    VEP Pro Setup for existing template

    Hi fellow composers... just a very quick question. I have quite a bigtemplate in cubase right now (around 700 tracks filling almost 55gb of RAM) If i decide to go for VEP and get one slave would 1) one gamers laptop (32gb very fast) be ok? 2) is that possible without completly building the...
  17. G

    How to disable a VEP instance from your master

    I think this has been mentioned before on the forum, but I can't seem to find it. Is there a way to disable a channel in VEPro from my master if the VEPro template is on my Slave? For example a specific CC message I can send from my track in Cubase to disable the channel on the VEPro slave?
  18. G

    Mac Mini slave keeps losing connecting

    So I got myself a Mac Mini 2.3ghz Quad unit. It's all setup. It has a manual IP. But the problem I'm having is it keeps losing connection to the master. I don't have a screen connected to it. BUt after 24hours I lose connection. I cant VNC or ping it. I then have to manually reboot it and then...
  19. Dr Sabs

    Cubase 9 Record Stems into Pro Tools 12

    Hi All, I am currently trying to find a way to be able to have Cubase record stems directly into Pro Tools. Is this only possible through 2 computers, or am I able to do it all on the same machine (with pro tools hosting video and such). Either way, what software/routing does one have to go...
  20. N

    Old dell precision as Slave?

    would it be possible to soup up an old secondhand computer like this one ( with an SSD and some more RAM to be used as a slave for...
  21. N

    PC configuration: Asking for your opinion / guidance

    Hi guys I configured a pc on PC part picker to use as a slave, and maybe as a DAW down the road. I was hoping I could post the specs of it here to get your feedback on whether these parts will all work together. I don't want to be skimping on any parts that need to be better quality, and at the...
  22. G

    Anyone using a Mac Mini late 2012 as a Slave?

    I've found a Mac Mini late 2012 model with a 2.5Ghz processor at a really good price. Wondering if it's worth using one of these as a slave for a mobile setup with my Macbook Pro late 2012 2.5Ghz. I'm gonna spec up the RAM to 16GB. But just wondering how one of these units will work. So it's...
  23. G

    Which W10 to use on a Slave PC?

    I'm a bit of a Mac fanboy. I have fiddled a bit with Windows PCs, but am not too familiar on all the differences between the W10 versions. Which one do you guys recommend will be appropriate for a W10 slave PC? Will the Home Edition suffice or do I need the Pro version. Any limitations with...
  24. M

    Master/Slave: MacMini + PC?

    Hi all! I'm planning a system upgrade very soon, and I'm thinking about going one of the following routes: - PC Master + PC Slave - Mac Mini Master + PC Slave Considering the Mac Mini is long in the tooth, I'll wait and see if Apple will release a new model before the end of this year. I was...
  25. N

    Why slave Protools to Logic / Cubase Etc

    May be a noob-ish question, but what is the benefit of hosting the movie in pro-tools on another computer, and having it slaved to the main DAW? Will it save significant processing power? Also, it always seems to be protools that composers are slaving? Any reason why it always seems to be...
  26. N

    Master and Slave computers..

    Hi, Could I ask you opinion of which of these two computers should be used as a master or a slave? Perhaps you could offer some reasons as to your choice. No experience in this area and I definately need help from an old hand at these things! regards niven. Specs: New computer: Core i7800X 6...
  27. tarantulis

    FS: StudioCat Platinum Slave PC

    Hey guys, Selling a 2016 slave PC built by Jim Roseberry of StudioCat. Specs below: Platinum Slave - Case: Silent Mid-Tower - Power-Supply: 750w ultra quiet - Haswell CPU: 5820k - RAM: 64GB DDR4/2400 (4x16GB) - OS drive: 1TB 7200RPM HD - Samples drive 1: 500GB SSD - Samples...
  28. C

    Anyone having any luck automating enable/disable of Kontakt 5 in VE Pro 6?

    Disabling Kontakt 5 from parameter in Cubase is fine, but enabling crashes VE Pro. Updated to latest versions of Kontakt, VE Pro and Cubase 8.5.30. Confirmed that enable works fine in Play and VIpro. Just not Kontakt. It seemed to work fine when I lightly dragged the parameter from .50 to .49...
  29. stigc56

    Help! My slave suddenly lost connection to a hard drive

    Hi I have never experienced this before, but suddenly my Slave 1 (MacPro 2009) boots with the information that one of the drives isn't recognized. Disk Tool doesn't report the drive, so what can I do?
  30. Tysmall

    My extremely cost efficient slave build.

    Posting this for criticism on why this won't work from someone who may know more than I do. Also posting to give light on this underground used server part market that I didn't know existed. 468 us dollars: 32...
  31. composerguy78

    Slave machine build - advice?

    I'm considering buying/building a slave machine to run Vienna Ensemble Pro in Windows. I've been looking at and I was wondering if anyone has any advice in this department? I am on a bit of a tight budget. I'd like to build it for less than $1000 if possible. I'm...
  32. D

    Macbook Pro with Mac Pro slave vs Single 12 core Mac Pro?

    Hi, Got a few questions about slave systems and what you guys think is my best option - mostly for large orchestral templates in Cubase and/or Pro Tools. I used to use a 2010 2.66GHz i7 8GB Macbook Pro as a single machine but a couple of years ago bought a 12 core 3.46GHz Mac Pro 5,1 which I...
  33. composerguy78

    Best way to run VE Pro Slave

    What way do you use VE Pro? I have used it a lot over the years although I am back to running everything in Logic and loading instruments when I need them whilst having a general template which has most instruments I need pre-loaded. That said, I'm working on a new project and I want to have...

    VEPro Implementation

    Hi Guys, Thinking of implementing Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 into my workflow. Currently running a 6 Core Setup and not looking at adding another slave, as of this stage. Have multiple SSD's for sample streaming / libraries. Wondering what the benefits are of having VEPro on the same system as...
  35. dtonthept

    Miniature silent slave ideas

    Hey folks, Been reading a lot on here, and have my own considerations, about portable power systems. Was looking at those nuclear powered massive laptops full of drive bays and jet engine fans. And remortgaging the house to afford one! Does that seem better than something like the current...
  36. R

    Slave: why you should have one? :)

    Hi everyone, totally frustrated in trying to decide how to upgrade my current DAW. Totally newbie also, wanting to understand more, so any link is much appreciated! What is a slave computer and why an ITB soundtrack composer should have one? I'm now (happily) running an Hackintosh but it's...
  37. G

    Logic and VEP recommendations

    I know this has probably been mentioned quite a few times here and I've read through some of the posts but just wanted to double check how you guys recommend working with Logic (on the master) and VEP (on the slave). I've just gotten into VEP, and the networking is great, now onto making a...
  38. G

    Will I get better performance from two computers or one spec-ed up one

    Hi Guys, I've got a Macbook Pro 2012 with a 2.5Ghz i5, 16GB RAM and 250GB Crucial SSD I've also got an HP Probook 450G2 with a 2.4Ghz i5, with 16GB RAM, and 250GB Crucial SSD. I'm wanting to set the two up together in a master/slave setup. You think I'll be ok with performance with these two...
  39. N

    Feedback for my first slave PC build (EastWest, VE Pro)

    Hello all, I'm at an exciting point right now where I have the budget to take the plunge and build my first slave PC to improve my workflow. I'm confident that my choices of parts work well enough with each other, but I did have a couple general questions that I would appreciate advice on from...
  40. G

    How many Slave [computers] do you have?

    So I'm sure the VEP slave configuration setup has been discussed quite a bit, so thought I throw the question out there (so please feel free for bragging rights) on how many slaves machines do you guys have setup in your studio. I wonder who has the most?
  41. Jaredf920

    Advice for a new Slave Machine

    I have been upgrading my composing rig & I've also decided to switch from Logic to Cubase... and man am I loving Cubase so far! My current computer set-up is: -[Sequencer] 12-Core Mac Pro 2012 / 32GB RAM (Cubase/Logic) -[Video/PT Machine] 4-Core Mac Pro 2009 /16GB RAM (PT10|HD3) -[String Slave]...
  42. M

    PC Slave spec check

    I'd mentioned in a previous post my plan to build a PC slave to accompany my iMac 2009 i5. Having researched all components, along with brother who's in IT, I've come up with this. I'm looking to run a medium sized orchestral template with some other synths - omni etc. so 100-200 tracks ideally...
  43. N

    Programs on ssd

    other than booting up faster, are programs significantly faster on an ssd? if you're using a slave, do you need to have vep on an ssd, or does that not really matter if it's just there to play back samples?
  44. N

    Macbook pro as slave?

    I still have my older computer, which is a dual core i7 2.6 ghz macbook pro with 4gb ram. If I were to upgrade the ram and make sure the samples are on an ssd, would this computer be adequate as a slave?
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