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Old 04-19-2017, 12:25 PM
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Hi all

I've been using Hollywood Strings gold, Stormdrum 3 and RA (and some kontakt stuff etc) quite happily on my late 2013 macbook pro but I'm about to upgrade to Hollywood Orchestra diamond to fulfil a slightly bigger forthcoming project. In order to really get the most out of these instruments I'm aware that I'll probably have to upgrade my hardware as well. One sensible option looks like being a SSD pc slave with VSL but as my macbook has no ethernet port I'll have to use a dongle. Does anyone have any experience with cat 5 ethernet to Tbolt dongles? Do they compromise speed enough to make the slave system pointless?

Many thanks for any thoughts

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:11 PM
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You mean the ethernet/Thunderbolt adaptor? If that's what you're referring to, that's exactly how I connect my slave PC to the MacBook Pro....direct, without a router or anything. I run big templates and have never had an issue. Got mine from the Apple Store for about $30 a few years ago.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:44 AM
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Thats exactly what I mean. Cheers Jeremy, much obliged.

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Old 04-20-2017, 06:37 AM
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When you get set up, send me a PM and I'll help you get them connected (VEPro can be tricky at first).
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