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  • VEP5 + Pro Tools = so simple?

    Hi Community, First I'd like to APPOLOGIZE - it seems that my browser for the Forum Post can't put the text in edited form (with sections, paragraphs and so on...). So please - try to read it despite its terrible form. Thank you! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I'd really appreciate your insight on the following: I have a dedicated Pro Tools computer. It is a nicely configured beast that can handle heavy sessions (audio + aux/sends/plugins) very well and is stable as rock. However - when loaded with Virtual Instruments, it gets maxed out sooner than I would like it to. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ That's why I am seriously considering the idea of buying another computer - one that would be used solely as a platform for running VI's. Somehow I stumbled upon Vienna Ensemble... and here's this "complete" picture I have in my (technically naive) mind: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ----- 1. Computer #1 = Pro Tools, Computer #2 = VEP 5 ----- 2. The machines communicate via LAN (no additional hardware needed) ----- 3. Pro Tools midi tracks trigger the "audio" response from VI's ----- 4. "audio" signals from VI's enter Pro Tools via Aux tracks ----- 5. You need some sort of dongle to run VEP ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So - in order to do what I've just described, I'd need to have: - additional computer - buy a VEP 5 software + Dongle (Key) - and go! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is it really THAT simple? Thank you very much for your thoughts on this, confirmation or corrections of my newbie simplifications will be very welcome! Best regards, Fedja

  • Yes it is that simple... couple of points. You need a cross cable to connect with two computer via the lan assuming your machine #2 is a pc on win 7. it is indeed awesome.. now it will even run Guitar rig pro and you can route your di track via this

  • I recommend that you consolidate points 3 and 4. Use Instrument tracks in Pro Tools instead. That way you can send MIDI from Pro Tools to VEP, and at the same time return the audio from the VI's on the same track. It's even simpler.

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  • Thanx Swar & Stig! Instrument tracks? Perfect! + "now it will even run Guitar rig pro and you can route your di track via this" - Well guys you've just made my day, well, night to be exact That's all I needed to know... now- the only thing I will need to solve is how to approach to that "Darling, there are some more absolutely necessary things I will have to buy to be able to..." speech:=)

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    @OneManBandit said:

    Hi Community, First I'd like to APPOLOGIZE - it seems that my browser for the Forum Post can't put the text in edited form (with sections, paragraphs and so on...). So please - try to read it despite its terrible form. Thank you!

    Welcome Fedja,

    please apply the following changes to your VSL User Profile for nicely formatted forum messages:

    Kind regards,


    /Dietz - Vienna Symphonic Library