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Last post Thu, Jun 08 2023 by murphy761, 2 replies.
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Posted on Fri, May 26 2023 13:29
by adminatron
Joined on Fri, Jun 10 2016, Posts 17

so I've embarked on a massive setup, but run into a roadblock very quickly. 

I've got 8 machines total, on a TP link Archer good cat6 cables, all 1gb ethernet ports

wifi disabled on all machines
firewall disabled on all machines

real time virus defender disabled on all machines


so far on reaper I've had very poor luck actually using all machines. I can use each machine independantly, sometimes a few together... but a few different machines at the same time and it becomes unplayable both on record armed as well as playback. 

i.e. harp from one machine, violin legato on 1 machine, then legato on 2 different woodwinds. Infact at first I thought I was having problems specifically with the woodwinds so first I tried using latency mon and just trying to optimize everything but then it still didn't help, I would get massive stutters, drop outs, stuck notes - so I reformatted that machine. Started to build a template back up on the woodwind machine and all seemed well, had 4 midi busses armed shredding away on runs legato patches

then I added the other machines and same thing on a completely new project, with nothing other than vepro instances. 

it's actually insane that I can't get this to work well, all the machines are easily 2-4 times as powerful as my old machine and it's struggling despite every single metric having plenty of headroom. CPU on main machine is not struggling, none of the CPUs/disks/network/ram are even close to be struggling. so is there some magical network adapter settings I need? 

7 of the machines are all the same r9 5950x 16c/32t with 64-128gb of ram on m.2's 

one machine is older, i7 5960x 128gb ram(which has barely be utilized because I'm not able to get the 6 other machines to play nicely enough yet. 

all machines have fresh windows home, bare min' installed on them. 

Posted on Thu, Jun 08 2023 22:56
by murphy761
Joined on Fri, May 01 2015, USA, Posts 71


1. What sample rate and buffer are you using?

2. Are you able to try one master DAW and one slave VEP7 and see if the simplification improves things?

3. Are you running any plugins in the VEP instance, or is it "dry" going back through the network to the master?

Pro Tools 2023.6.0
VEP 7.3.3358
UAD Apollo 8 10.2.4
MacOS: Ventura 13.5.1
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