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Vienna MIR PRO and Logic

Discussion in 'Audio Units: Effect and Instrument Plugins' started by Tux, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Tux

    Tux Member


    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.

  3. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    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.
  4. Tux

    Tux Member

    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.
  5. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    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?
  6. Tux

    Tux Member

    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,

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