Hi there -
Does anyone have all three of these working solid together - Vienna Ensemble Pro 64Bit Server / PLAY / Nuendo 5.1 64Bit?
I am running a Rain Recording Win 7 64bit box with 16GB Ram / RME HDSP 9652 / Apogee Rosetta 800 / Nuendo 5.1 64bit / many VIs.
I recently purchased Vienna Ensemble Pro to host my VIs rather than loading everything in my Orchestral templates within Nunedo to avaoid the long sequencer loads and expediency of project changes. To get started, I had created a VEP metaframe with three VEP instances (Strings / Wood, Brass, Keys, Choirs / Drums & Perc) almost exclusively using PLAY. I probably have five to six instance of PLAY in each VEP (3) instance within the meta-frame.
At first I was getting a memory reference error 98% of time from VEP. I was, a couple of times, able to load my template in Nuendo, insert the VEP instances into the VST rack and connect to the VEP 64 bit server. Everything would work for a while and crash. I had also noticed lots of clicks and pops, which led me to the buffer settings on my RME - they were set to 64. I raised them to 512 and things were stable, at least for a while and with no more clicks and pops.
What happens now is this: I will launch the 64 bit server and load my meta-frame, which is basically the three instances of VEP handling East/West PLAY Strings (1), Woods, Brass, Keys, Choirs Etc (2), Drums & Perc (3). Then I launch N5, choose new project, load my Orchestral Template, connect my instances of VEP pro in the VST rack of N5 and yea, all works and triggers my samples without issue or any taxing to my system.
Sometimes, however, the VEP server will just terminate inadvertently, or cause Nuendo to hang, which is perplexing. I have not seen the “memory reference” error since I raised the buffer setting, which is why I thought the buffers were the cause. I also created a 32bit server instance for BFD, and have successfully loaded it and my 64bit server instance for my Full Hybrid Orchestral template in N5.1. I have about a 75% load success rate. Once again, it is unstable and the 64bit server will term but the 32bit server stays connected. I have read about and experienced the issues with PLAY 2.2. Is it possible that PLAY may be my issue? Do you think PLAY 3 may solve it? My system is rock solid otherwise.
Could it me the threads in VEP? I have a four (4) core i7 system. Anything I should be setting in the PLAY settings within VEP? Multiprocessing in N5.1 off or on?
I am unable to confidently get work done, because this thing keeps crashing before I can get started.
All help is sincerely appreciated!