Sorry for the late response on this, as I am just getting back to this thread. I must say, that I am totally pleased with the decision not to upgrade my MUSE Receptor, because EWQL PLAY still is not an option. I instead got an iMAC and networked it with my Mac Book Pro, whihc runs C6. The iMAC is stacked with 16 gb or ram and I bought a 12 TB Thunderbolt external HD for it. The iMAC is running VEP5 server and plugin while the MAC Book Pro runs Server and C6. I got both up and running and loaded a poject into Cubase. Then I loaded 17 slots in VEP5 with Symphonic Orchestra samples from EWQL SO Platinu Plus. Sat back and my mouth dropped open. Perfect unison any everything works. I have one small problem that I am not sure what it is yet, but the entire system is beautifull.
One word of note. You must load the PLAY software product and authorize on the slave computer running VEP5 server and the plugin. That means you must have your iLok key plugged into the machine that will host the plugin, which in this case is the slave computer running VEP5. I have noted the following from the the earlier posts in this thread. Most VSTi’s come with both AU and VST, so you can load the VST into the computer runing C6 and the AU into the slave computer running VEP5. But you will not be able to see your instrument in the channel list until it it authorized on that machine.
Incidently, it used to take my MAC Book Pro about about 4 minutes to load the entire 17 slot orchestra as a VSTi in cubase. Now, from the thunderbolt drive to the iMAC running VEP5, the entire thing loads in under 30 seconds.