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  • To VE or not to VE

    Hi, I've been using VE with primarily the VSL Special Edition for some time now on a single imac with pro tools 8. My template consists of two instances of VE for my woodwinds, brass & percussion. I'm starting to wonder if it's necessary. I have a midi channel for each instrument routed to VE and back into an aux channel for each instrument so I can use my rtas plugins and presets. Does using VE ease the strain on my CPU or am I just as well using a single instance of VI Pro per instrument in PT? I'd like to cut down on the amount of channels I'm using but don't want to have to redo all my presets(hundreds of them) in order to use VST plugins in VE. Any ideas? Much appreciated. Darius

  • Anyone?

  • Without knowing more about your system and workflow it is impossible to give you any meaningful advice. I suggest that you download the demo and test it for yourself. However, if you are not prepared to re-do all your presets, then VE Pro is not for you.

    DG


  • Thanks DG although I wasn't actually thinking of going for VE Pro. I can use my plug ins in a 32 bit instance of VE. I suppose a better question would be - is using about a dozen or so instances of VI Pro on separate instrument tracks in PT going to be more taxing on my CPU than using the same amount of instances split between two instances of VE, if you know what I mean?

  • Sorry, I thought you were asking about VE Pro. I can't answer your question I'm afraid. Maybe do some tests with generic Presets and compare the results.

    DG 


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    @Darius McGann said:

    - is using about a dozen or so instances of VI Pro on separate instrument tracks in PT going to be more taxing on my CPU than using the same amount of instances split between two instances of VE, if you know what I mean?
    most probably less efficient. I noticed more efficiency in Cubase with VE2/Vienna Instruments compared to the same instruments as regular plugins, when I was using that setup.