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First master slave setup and am utterly lost
Last post Thu, Nov 21 2019 by MikeC, 5 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Nov 19 2019 14:09
by MikeC
Joined on Wed, Sep 08 2004, Posts 79

Hi all,

I've just purchased my first slave machine, and am trying to set up VE pro. I can manage to achieve nothing so far - my pc's lose internet access the moment I assign a static IP (I'm on windows, and windows networking has always been absolutely, utterly awful in my experience). Is there a steup by step - absolute idiots guide to setting this up? I can't find one. Reading about gateways, and subnet masks etc makes me want to wring either my own neck or someone else's. The VEpro manual is, frankly appalling, so I'm reaching out to the community for advice.

Thanks so much


Posted on Tue, Nov 19 2019 14:38
by MikeC
Joined on Wed, Sep 08 2004, Posts 79

Actually, it doesn't matter - I figured it out - VE pro apparently doesn't require static IPs - maybe this is something that should be taken out of the manual (or clarified). My only problem now is (as ever) jumping through licensing hoops.

Posted on Tue, Nov 19 2019 17:31
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1647

a stable network for this purpose requires a static IP; I can't help you with Windows system however

MacBook Pro 16,1: 2.3 GHz 8-core i9
64GB 2667MHz DDR4
OSX 10.15.6
VE Pro 7
Posted on Wed, Nov 20 2019 13:55
by Synetos
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, USA, Posts 118

I run my setup with it's own network...meaning, I put a 2nd network cards in my Windows 10 master and slave machines.

I then just connect them with a Cat6 cable, and assign static IP's to them, and a gateway to each other. Works perfectly, and I dont have any internet traffic interfereing with my VEP session. Most of the time, I disable my internet connection so I am not surfing all day, or getting trolled by spamware and Windows updates.

You also might need to make sure your firewall isnt blocking VEP.

DAW = Cubase Pro 10.5 & WaveLab 10
VEP Master = Windows 10 Pro - i7-5960x - 64GB Ram
VEP Slave = Windows 10 Pro - i9-7980XE - 128GB Ram
Audio Interfaces = DigiGrid IOXs. DSP = Waves eMotion LV1/64 & Extreme server
Posted on Thu, Nov 21 2019 13:34
by MikeC
Joined on Wed, Sep 08 2004, Posts 79

OK, thanks both - with the usual painful digging around on the internet I figured it out. Assigning manual DNS fixed the problem, and everything seems to be working ok now.

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