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Posted on Mon, Aug 12 2013 06:11
by alanb
Joined on Sat, Feb 04 2006, Posts 68

Hi all, I'm wondering whether to buy VEP.  I need it for one specific purpose... can you help me figure out if it will work?

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I have two PCs that I would like to 'connect' via VEP:

  – My main music machine is running Win7 (64-bit), with an RME RayDAT soundcard.

  – My older machine is running Win XP (SP3) with a MOTU 2408 mk3 soundcard.

For reasons that will be obvious to anyone who has ever worked with Giga, I want to keep GS/GVI on their own machine, away from my smoothly-running setup...  :-)  That said, I have many old sample libraries that I'd like to be able to use.

I have GS3 and GS4, as well as GVI3 and GVI4.

The MOTU 2408 card (in the PC that I want to use exclusively for Giga) has a GSIF 2 driver which will work with GS3 but *not* with GS4.

Ideally, I would load Giga samples in GS4/GVI4 [on the WinXP(32-bit) PC], and trigger them via MIDI tracks in Cubase [on the Win7 (64-bit) PC]... and then record Giga's output as audio within Cubase.

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The short first question is whether VEP can work under these conditions.

If the answer to the first question is "yes," then I need to know whether it will make a difference that the Giga PC won't have the necessary GSIF driver for GS4... or whether VEP will connect Giga and Cubase and allow them to communicate with each other the way that Rewire used to.

Does it matter that the Giga PC will be running 32-bit WinXP, and the Cubase Machine will be running 64-bit Win7?

If I'm leaving out any important information, please tell me.

Thank you so much!!!!!

-- alanb
Tags: gigastudio VEP
Posted on Wed, Aug 14 2013 22:21
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1630

I'm unclear on 'under these conditions'. You have the premise of a Giga machine not playing well with others, which I actually do have recollection of. If your question is does it crap in the sandbox so VEP is troubled by it, I have no idea.

If the giga virtual instrument will work in VEP, you're good to go. The whole piping audio back to the DAW via hardware is more or less obsolete since VEP. It comes back over the same LAN as the MIDI pretty well.

MacBook Pro 15,1: 2.9 GHz 6-core i9
32GB 2400MHz DDR4
OSX 10.14.5
VE Pro 7
Posted on Thu, Aug 15 2013 00:20
by alanb
Joined on Sat, Feb 04 2006, Posts 68

Thanks, c3!!

Can one of the VSL folks can say whether GS [the main GigaStudio program] will work under VEP, or whether I would have to use GVI [the scaled-down VSTi version of GigaStudio].

GVI will be useful for streaming samples, but it would be nice to be able to load GS instruments, complete with their original GigaPulse settings, &c.

[fingers crossed]

-- alanb
Posted on Thu, Aug 15 2013 01:37
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1630

VE Pro is a plugins host. It isn't going to be Rewire for Giga.

MacBook Pro 15,1: 2.9 GHz 6-core i9
32GB 2400MHz DDR4
OSX 10.14.5
VE Pro 7
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