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Posted on Sat, Sep 26 2009 22:31
by robjohn33
Joined on Fri, May 08 2009, New York City, Posts 27
The subject unfortunately says it all. Here's what I'm currently doing:

I'm running the VEPro Server on a Powermac G5 (Leopard 10.5.8, 6 gigs RAM), functioning as slave. I open this first and instantiate an old East West Kompakt library as a test and load in a patch - it all "appears" to be working fine on the slave end.

Next, I open Logic 9 on my main, master computer (a MacPro early 2009 with 12Gigs RAM running Leopard 10.5.8) and follow your instructions for creating a multi-timbral software instrument and then opening VEPro (multi-output). All,a again, appears fine...but when the resulting Server Interface opens and I click "Connect" - I get nothing :-(...(ie. no servers are listed that I can connect to).

I should point out that the two computers are connected via a gigabit ethernet cable and I AM able to access one computer from the other via "Shared" in the Finder (which tells me that at least on some level they ARE properly "seeing" each other), with only the Ethernet cable connecting them.

One other bit of info: in System Preferences when I examine the relevant "Ethernet 1" connection, there IS a suspicious message saying "Ethernet 1 has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect", but I'm not sure what the proper settings beyond Configure "Using DHCP" should otherwise be to get things to work (if this is the problem).

I'm really eager to get this up and running and thank you in advance for any advice!
Sincerely,
Robjohn99
Posted on Sat, Sep 26 2009 22:59
by MS
Joined on Wed, Feb 19 2003, Vienna, Austria, Posts 1762

Hi,

it sounds like you have simply connected a cable between the two machines and set them to DHCP setup. DHCP will only work when you have a DHCP server assigning addresses on the network. For help on how to setup a network properly, there are several threads that discusses this, I suggest you make a forum search on "Network setup" and posts written by cm.

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Martin Saleteg
Software Developer
Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 03:19
by robjohn33
Joined on Fri, May 08 2009, New York City, Posts 27
I've spent a great deal of time perusing threads both in and outside of this forum, and despite being reasonably computer literate still haven't a clue how to set up this simple gigabit ethernet connection properly so I can use VEPro. The confusion I have is that "whatever" I'm doing does result in my MacPro being able to see and access the Powermac G5 and vice-versa, yet this same approach doesn't seem to work for VEPro when I try and see the Powermac G5 ("slave's") VEPro from within Logic on my MacPro (master). Isn't there some obvious, step-by-step approach someone can kindly offer, or a specific (not absurdly technical) thread where this is clearly explained? All I want to know is:
- what is the sequence of actions I need to take in order to have my gigabit ethernet connection between my two Mac's "take" as far as VEPro, such that my Powermac G5 acts as slave and my Macpro the master? Specifically, what should the network and sharing settings be set to on each computer (and in what order) in order to get things to work? I should also note that I'm not concerned with sharing the internet connection or anything else since I have separate airport cards for this purpose on each computer...

I'm incidentally not likely the only one with this problem, meaning it might behoove you to offer just this sort of step-by-step procedure for those of us in the dark about this (perhaps people like me using this sort of connection for the first time in order to use VEPro with additional computers, etc.)...(just my two cents!)

Much thanks in advance!
- robjohn99
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 12:39
by MS
Joined on Wed, Feb 19 2003, Vienna, Austria, Posts 1762

For a direct computer-computer cable connection with no router involved:

1. Turn firewall off on both computers.

2. Setup each machine as on the provided images.

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Martin Saleteg
Software Developer
Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 16:03
by robjohn33
Joined on Fri, May 08 2009, New York City, Posts 27
Thanks so much - that was EXACTLY what I was looking for! It immediately worked, and after preliminary tests I can say that it's already working better than I could have imagined (particularly in terms of latency). I was concerned that housing my VI's on the G5 would slow things down, but so far there doesn't seem to be any discernible latency difference between running them off of the G5 as slave or directly in my Logic 9.01 application on my MacPro, which is quite a remarkable achievement. I'm presuming that this will also overcome Logic's 3.5 GB 32-bit memory ceiling once and for all, which is also a major accomplishment since Logic itself is so slow to switch to 64 bit, etc. Congrats!
- robjohn33
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 16:23
by MS
Joined on Wed, Feb 19 2003, Vienna, Austria, Posts 1762

Glad I could help!

Cheers,

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Martin Saleteg
Software Developer
Vienna Symphonic Library GmbH
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