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Audio DropOuts when playing from Slave Instances
Last post Thu, Jul 16 2015 by TimBlast, 9 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Jul 11 2015 09:33
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

Hi! I am new to VE Pro 5. I am using Cubase 8 Pro.

So when I use Ve pro from local master machine I get perferct performance with 512 samples buffer. But when I try to play any kontakt instruments from the Slave machine I get short dropouts every 2 seconds or so. I tried increaseing the buffer in the VE pro to 4 buffers and drop outs become less noticable but then the latency is just annoyingly big. I am using an amd 8-core processor and 32 GB memory on my slave and same thing but 64GB memory on my master. 

I tried playing around with number of cores active per instance and turning on and off the multicore support in Kontakt. Also I turned off the Asio Guard in Cubase. Nothing helps. I know my Slave machine is capable of delivering good performance, I am just stuck at figuring out this drop out problem.

Is there any trick that I just can't see to get the slave upto speed with the performance?

Any help or any comment will be highly appreciated.

 

Cheers,

Tim

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
Posted on Sun, Jul 12 2015 08:14
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

UPDATE: 
I just tested my second slave (Mac Mini late 2012 model with i7 3.2) and there were no drop outs even with 0 buffer and 128 samples latency on my sound interface. 

Does that mean that there is something I have to do with my PC Slave? Any tricks on getting it to work stable with VE Pro 5?

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
Posted on Sun, Jul 12 2015 08:34
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11460

Hi, 

Did you maybe connect your first slave over WIFI?

What are your network settings? You should use static IP addresses, and avoid 169.x.x.x addresses (these are automatically assigned by your computer and tend to change).

Please try the following:
Manually assign one of these IP addresses to the computers in your setup: 192.168.0.x or 10.0.0.x, and assign a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (leave the other fields blank), then it should work. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Jul 13 2015 09:05
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

Paul,

Thank you for the reply.

No I connect them via gigabit ethernet connection. Yes the slave has a static ip 192.168.0.12 with default getaway to 192.168.0.1 and submask 255.255.255.0

I have been running latencymon software on my PC Slave and it detects that I might have latency problems and dropouts because of "kernel memory latency". Is this anyhow connected to my problem? I thought that VE Pro 5 is just sending the proccesed sounds thru LAN network to master. 

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
Posted on Tue, Jul 14 2015 05:13
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

Could it possibly be the ethernet cable? (I am using CAT5e one) 

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
Posted on Tue, Jul 14 2015 08:04
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11460

Hi Tim, 

It could be the cable (very rare, but worth a check). 

What happens if you enter no value in the default gateway?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Jul 16 2015 07:17
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

I just changed cables to cat7 ethernet. Still same problem

UPDATE: yes I was previously connecting to the Slave thru WIFI so I took out the USB wifi network stick, but now I cant even connect to the slave even by manually putting in the IP in Cubase 8.

I tried leaving the default getaway blank and it doesn't change anything.

Here are my Configurations:

MASTER: (PC)

ip 192.168.2.5

255.255.255.0

default getaway 192.168.2.1

dns server 192.168.2.1

SLAVE: (PC)

ip 192.168.2.12

255.255.255.0

default getaway 192.168.2.1

dns server 192.168.2.1

I pinged to check the connection between two computers and it shows that its all fine. Also in advance network adapter settings I set the speed duplex to auto negotion, green ethernet disabled. Firewalls are turned off, network discovery is on, file sharing is on. I don't understand what else can I try doing to get this thing going. I need it working by Monday please if there is anything I am missing, let me know! Thank you!

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
Posted on Thu, Jul 16 2015 07:30
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11460
Hi Tim,

I'd deactivate default Gateway and DNS Server. Any change?

Best,
Paul
Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Jul 16 2015 07:51
by TimBlast
Joined on Wed, Jun 17 2015, Los Angeles, Posts 41

Hi Paul,

Yes I deactivated them. Got connected by manually inputting the ip address. 

Also reinstalled the Ve Pro 5 on both machines and it looks like the problem is almost fixed. Now just have to figure out the latency and crackling

Thank you for the help so far, I really appreciate it!

Tim Blast
Film | TV | GAME | TRAILER MUSIC Composer / Producer
www.TimBlast.com
Cubase 10 PRO, MASTER PC : i9-9980XE, 64gb. Slave with VE PRO: double xeon with 256 GB RAM
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