Vienna MIR PRO and Logic

Tux

Logician
Hi,

I'm thinking of getting some Vienna Instruments software.
Mainly the MIR PRO, Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 and the Special Editions Bundles 1 and 2
Is the MIR available for all your other soft synths and what slows the CPU the most?
I would welcome any info on pros and cons you've experienced.
Here's my computer info:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 6 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
SMC Version (system): 1.25f4
Serial Number (system): G88210M5XYL
Hardware UUID: 68E138DF-39E7-5A53-AB0E-565D6BF50525
And I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.7 with:
MachFive 3, EWQLSO and Choir, NI Complete 8, Spectrasonics Omnisphere and the IK Multimedia Total Workstation 2.
I have a Novation 61SL MKII as a controller and use the RME Fireface 800.
Thanks for any info.

Cheers,
Jim
 
I'd suggest asking the exact same question over at the VSL forum. Some things I know:

6GB ram isn't enough, 24 is recommended
2 If you want to run MIR, you really want an entire system as a server. MIR will be the thing that takes down a system, and the more tracks you want to run through it, the more power it uses.

Really though, I'd go ask the people on the VSL forums, since there are way more people using MIR there than here, I guarantee it.
 

Tux

Logician
George L,
I'm not very server savy.Could you give me a for-instance of "an entire system as a server"?
Good advice about the VSL forum. I'm reading a lot of their forum posts before I ask about LP9 with MIR.
Thanks-Tux
 
VSL and VEP allow the user to create a virtual symphony. That can take allot of CPU, ram, and drive power. So people will use a single computer connected to another as the data server, the place it will stream from. So 1 master computer, one slave computer, or server.

Does that help?
 

Tux

Logician
Yes it does help. I've seen other posts that elude to using a Mac-mini in a multi computer system using MIR PRO.
Any idea of the best mac-mini configuration to get the most power for my buck in this situation. (My Mac Pro config is on my first post.)
Thanks again George,
Tux
 
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