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Seeking Advice on Using VEPro on DAW Computer?
Last post Fri, Sep 20 2019 by civilization 3, 8 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Sep 17 2019 21:48
by lahatte
Joined on Tue, Apr 25 2017, Posts 24

I would like to hear from those that have used VE Pro on the same computer as the DAW. Did you find that performance improved by being able to move plugins and instruments out of the DAW and access them via VE Pro?

I plan to have at least one slave computer running VE Pro, and I am trying to determine if there is justification to purchase an additional licence to run VE PRo on the DAW computer also.

Thanks!

Posted on Wed, Sep 18 2019 15:19
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1622

Originally Posted by: lahatte Go to Quoted Post

I would like to hear from those that have used VE Pro on the same computer as the DAW. Did you find that performance improved by being able to move plugins and instruments out of the DAW and access them via VE Pro?

Yes, dramatically better performing. I've done it Local Host for 6 or 7 yrs. I have done with the more powerful of two machines as slave, and when I abandoned that I didn't see a real difference I could tell. It wasn't enough for a massive fully detailed symphonic project without a lot of rendering anyway. I think having slaves pays for itself at that point, but for me one (8-core 24GB) slave vs the same as Local Host wasn't the difference for me.

MacBook Pro 15,1: 2.9 GHz 6-core i9
32GB 2400MHz DDR4
OSX 10.14.5
VE Pro 7
Posted on Wed, Sep 18 2019 19:45
by lahatte
Joined on Tue, Apr 25 2017, Posts 24

Thanks for that information.

Posted on Thu, Sep 19 2019 02:34
by lahatte
Joined on Tue, Apr 25 2017, Posts 24

Originally Posted by: civilization 3 Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: lahatte Go to Quoted Post

I would like to hear from those that have used VE Pro on the same computer as the DAW. Did you find that performance improved by being able to move plugins and instruments out of the DAW and access them via VE Pro?

Yes, dramatically better performing. I've done it Local Host for 6 or 7 yrs. I have done with the more powerful of two machines as slave, and when I abandoned that I didn't see a real difference I could tell. It wasn't enough for a massive fully detailed symphonic project without a lot of rendering anyway. I think having slaves pays for itself at that point, but for me one (8-core 24GB) slave vs the same as Local Host wasn't the difference for me.

Question: Should I use the stand-alone or the server if wanting to use along side my DAW?

Thanks.

Posted on Thu, Sep 19 2019 07:58
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 544

Hi,

Standalone is for use without any DAW, it has his own Audio Engine included.
Server is the version without Audio Engine that can only be used in combination with a host like a DAW.

Best, Ben

Ben
Technical Support - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Sep 19 2019 23:09
by lahatte
Joined on Tue, Apr 25 2017, Posts 24

Thanks very much.

Posted on Thu, Sep 19 2019 23:42
by Itchy
Joined on Sat, Feb 18 2017, 45th parallel @ NY/VT/QC, Posts 26

Civilization 3, approx. how many channels are in your typical project? I ask b/c we're talking about mostly small chamber ensembles for me. I'm currently on a 4-core iMac 21.5" from "mid-2011" with 24GB RAM. My bank account has gone toward VSL instruments & software & instruments & software &... so little is left to upgrade my Mac. I have handfulls of external SATA drives, but everything VSL & DAW is on the iMac internal drive:

VE Pro, VI Pro, MIR 24, Pro Tools 12.8, Sibelius 8.6. So far so good.

Thanks!

~Christopher
Posted on Fri, Sep 20 2019 01:00
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1622

it varies a lot. latest project a couple hundred channels. a fair no. of FX. If it's more than a few instruments for me VEP is going to tell on Cubase. One thing is a decoupled server vs Cubase loading it with all it already has on its plate, the separation of processes.... I noticed it in a big way the first time, I had a modest Kontakt multi kind of maxing me out already (Cubase 5.5.3). I do it all on the one internal drive, it seems to me the old ways are not needed today.

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