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  • VE PRO server and Finale - - compatibility issues

    I have a MacPro equipped with dual-quad 2.9.3GHz processors and 24GB of RAM running OS 10.6.8.  (I can't remember how to change my signature so that I can correct the information there - - if anyone would like to help me with that, I'd be grateful) The way I work is to write music in Finale and play it back using a set of instruments and effects mounted in VE PRO (64 bit) with both Finale and VE PRO running on the same MacPro.  

    When I do this using VE PRO Server as soon as the music becomes at all complicated, there are problems with stuck or missing notes and digital artifacts. On the other hand, when I use VE PRO (64 bit) running as a standalone running on the same machine with Finale and connect them using the IAC drivers there are (so far at least) no missing or stuck notes and no digital artifacts.

    The only problem with this is one of convenience - - since I have to open the particular VE PRO file associated with the piece rather having the correct VE PRO file be summoned by Finale when it opens the file for the piece.. One way around this is to use my MacBook Pro as the master in Gigabit network that connects it to the MacPro and run Finale om the MacBook Pro. This, so far at least, works but then there are potential problems with screen sharing etc. Right at the moment I'm sticking with the IAC driver arrangement. But what is interesting about this is that it suggests that there is some incompatibility between VE PRO server and Finale when they are running on the same computer and that this combination uses up computer resources in a way that does not occur when using the IAC driver. This might be a starting point for further investigation. Please note that the problems I've encountered with Finale and VE PRO server do not occur when running either Logic Studio or Digital Performer on the same MacPRO with VE PRO server. (After the piece is finished, I make a MIDI file and open it in either Logicv or Digital Performer where I attempt to create more of an expressive performance than is possible with Finale.) I'd be grateful anyone's thoughts and insights. 


  •  I don't have that issue working in a similar way, but on a PC.  On the other hand, I write chamber music, so not that taxing on the system.


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
  • Hello

    It looks like a problem of "not enough memory"

    To confirm this, when you get those problems, can you look in Activity Monitor/system memory and post the values.


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • Hi Cyril,

    Thanks for answering. But lack of RAM does not appear to be an issue as Activity Moniotr reprts that I have 16.2GB free.


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    @stevesong said:

    Hi Cyril,

    Thanks for answering. But lack of RAM does not appear to be an issue as Activity Moniotr reprts that I have 16.2GB free.

    how can you have 16GB free on a 4 GB system !!!

    give me all the figures 


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  •  I guess you didn't read his post very carefully...


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
  • Sorry for mis -reading the original post, I was following th signature (to change your signature click on your loging name on the right of this screen and go in community)

    After you have been having those problems can you go In activity monitor ; do you have a value in "swap used" ?


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" - 1 x 27" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D Dolby Atmos --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic