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Old 02-22-2018, 04:40 PM
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I worked a project which contained file sizes with well over one hundred midi tracks. Here are the specs I had:

Mac Host: 32gigs of ram running Digital Performer 8

PC Slave: 64gigs of ram, Diamond Strings on its own Samsung 850evo SSD, Brass on its own SSD, Woodwinds and Percussion on a shared SSD, and another SSD with Symphonic Choirs, RA and Symphonic Orchestra. All using an i7-3930k 3.2gGHz.

Basically, the system chugged at times. Moving forward, I'm going all PC with the latest edition of Cubase, hosting any number of slaves.

In order to avoid the need to freeze tracks, and use several close mic positions at once with reverb and other effects, to roughly what extent do you suggest I go? Should I dedicate one machine to Hollywood Strings Diamond? If so, how much ram? Should I separate the strings library across multiple drives? Should I dedicate another machine to Diamond Brass, so on and so forth?

So, basically how many slaves and how much ram? (Solid state drives are assumed). You may also assume money does not matter that much. What is more important to me is a virtually frictionless workflow.

Yes, I'm one of those who knows my way around a keyboard but not necessarily how it works Can you recommend anything else to achieve quality speed?

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i am using a maxed out z170 mobo 64GB ram
an i76700k 4ghz stock clockspeed
i run about 335 tracks in cubase
arround 140 midi tracks preloaded in my template
os is win10 on samsung 512 GB evo pro m.2 ssd
samples are on 3x2TB samsun evo ssd's
i got no problems or crashes
(well i havent yet tested any of the hollywood series yet)
but my issues were when i had slaves
no matter what the cpu was,but it was the switch or the network router i always had issues with.
you should be able to run all this project on just that one slave?
anyway i recomend ONE machine that does it all
Gigabyte x299 designare
get a six core minimum cpu or just max out
intel core i9 7980xe and 128GB ram
believe me ive seen this setup just a bit over2 weeks ago runing a 500 track template
and the proscessor still cold and the machine barely reaching 60% of its resources!
id say if you dont have money to go all that way then just get that mobo and an i7 7800x and upgrade the ram every month or when you can.
if i would upgrade id do that one for sure.
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If you are going to use multiple mics in real time then a dedicated machine for HS Diamond might be the way to go. It is a complete beast of a library - Brass/Woods/Perc not so much. If you are not using VE Pro to handle the networking of master/slave computers then start looking in to that as well.

I run Hollywood Orcheatra Gold on a 7th gen i7 slave with 64gig ram and still need to raise my buffer higher than I want.
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Svavar, What audio interface are you using
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Svavar, What audio interface are you using
I am using UAD Apollo Twin quad
connected to startech tb3 tb adabter into gigabyte thunderbolt3 PCIe card
i got both from Amazon
since dsp is limited i tend to use plugins on the stems or the buses
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I am using UAD Apollo Twin quad
connected to startech tb3 tb adabter into gigabyte thunderbolt3 PCIe card
i got both from Amazon
since dsp is limited i tend to use plugins on the stems or the buses
Thanks. Audio inter face drivers are important, regarding plugin counts.
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Thanks for the feedback. VEPro has been the savior for me. It would be a different virtual world without it.

I'll definitely take the route of dedicating one machine to Diamond Strings. I'll start there and see how it goes. Good time for it since I'm migrating to a new DAW, as well.
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