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VE Pro on PPC: Who is using and how well does it work?
Last post Fri, Oct 02 2009 by JT3_Jon, 7 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 21:07
by JT3_Jon
Joined on Fri, Jun 04 2004, Palmdale CA (1 hour north of LA), Posts 469

Hello everyone,

I heard that VE Pro WORKS on PPC Macs!! VERY COOL!! THANK YOU VSL TEAM!!

However, it seems to only work in Leopard, and since I'm still on 10.4.11 I'm unable to test it. So I was wondering from other PPC users, how well does it work? Since its technically "unsupported" by VSL I'm unsure how well it actually works. Are you able to run VE Pro as a standalone instance outside the DAW on your main system without any problems? How about using other PPC macs as slaves?

I've experienced MAJOR slowdowns in Logic when loading RAM intensive 3rd party instruments like Kontakt, and loading them in stand alone instances outside of logic solves this issue; but VE pro would provide a much more elegant solution! Since I'm running 10.4.11 I'm unable to test VE pro on my PPC system, and since my only reason to upgrade to leopard would be for VE Pro, I would love to hear if it actually functions well on PPC macs. Thanks in advance for your reply, and thanks again VSL team for making VE Pro PPC compatible! VERY COOL!!!

Epic Prog rock music using VSL samples - http://www.aeonsatori.com

System specs: Mac Pro 5,1 3.33GHz 12 core 48GB RAM
OS 10.11.6 Cubase 8.5 Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.27022(64-bit)

PC: Core i7-2600 32GB Ram, Windows 8, Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.17011(64-bit)
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 21:35
by koassistant
Joined on Tue, Jul 01 2003, Burbank, CA, Posts 28

Works Great on PPC G5 Quad. Have not had any real issues. Tested on OSX 10.5.7

Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 22:14
by JT3_Jon
Joined on Fri, Jun 04 2004, Palmdale CA (1 hour north of LA), Posts 469
info_2690 wrote:

Works Great on PPC G5 Quad. Have not had any real issues. Tested on OSX 10.5.7

Thats great to hear! is the PPC G5 your main daw too, or is this a slave mac? 

Epic Prog rock music using VSL samples - http://www.aeonsatori.com

System specs: Mac Pro 5,1 3.33GHz 12 core 48GB RAM
OS 10.11.6 Cubase 8.5 Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.27022(64-bit)

PC: Core i7-2600 32GB Ram, Windows 8, Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.17011(64-bit)
Posted on Sun, Sep 27 2009 22:40
by koassistant
Joined on Tue, Jul 01 2003, Burbank, CA, Posts 28

Yes, Right now (didn't have time to setup the 8 core yet) I'm using the quad as main DAW with Cubase 4.5.2. I have tested the VEP locally on the G5 as well as on the 8 core as a slave. Both ways worked like a charm. I had an issue with using an Incompatible hub a while ago, but that has been resolved now.

Posted on Mon, Sep 28 2009 13:53
by spwwuk
Joined on Wed, Sep 02 2009, London, Posts 18
I'm using a Dual 2.7GHz PPC 7Gb RAM as master (Pro Tools HD) and an 8 core (16GB RAM) Intel Mac as slave. Works very nicely. I also tried an identical PPC (4Gb RAM though) as a slave and that was definitely struggling - enough to encourage me to go out and buy a v cheap (as in Aldi cheap!) quadcore PC on Saturday. Have yet to test the PC but need to experiment more with the PPC slave as there may well be some latency settings etc that I can change which will get it up to speed as a convincing slave. In fact if anybody else has discovered some suitable stings please post!

In the meantime I will continue to experiment.

One thing I am unclear about: when I open an instance of VEP in PTools the main GUI (not the small one with buffer settings etc) loads on the slave computer only and not on the host machine. Of course, I can access this using Apple remote desktop but it would be nice if all the relevant slave GUIs were visible from within the master environment. Is this just a PPC thing or a feature on all platforms?
Posted on Mon, Sep 28 2009 15:32
by cgernaey
Joined on Mon, Apr 04 2005, Detroit-Michigan, Posts 1062

The GUI launches on the slave machines, for all OS's and all DAWs.  Make remote desktop your friend.  I have been doing that for as long as VE3 has been out and it works great.

Maestro2be

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, 128GB RAM, AMD 3970X 32-core
Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Xtreme, Radeon RX 5500 XT
Studio One 5.1.1, Cubase 10.5, Nuendo 10
RME Multiface 2, All NVMe SSD Drives (OS & Samples)
Posted on Fri, Oct 02 2009 06:28
by JT3_Jon
Joined on Fri, Jun 04 2004, Palmdale CA (1 hour north of LA), Posts 469

Just updated to 10.5.8 and VE pro is working like a DREAM thus far! Thank you VSL TEAM! This software is revolutionary and will make my life SO much easier! I really cant believe it hadn't been done before, but I'm glad it was you guys who got there first!

Epic Prog rock music using VSL samples - http://www.aeonsatori.com

System specs: Mac Pro 5,1 3.33GHz 12 core 48GB RAM
OS 10.11.6 Cubase 8.5 Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.27022(64-bit)

PC: Core i7-2600 32GB Ram, Windows 8, Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0.17011(64-bit)
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