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setting_up_your_lan [2017/12/05 01:27]
shane [Setting up your LAN]
setting_up_your_lan [2017/12/05 01:31] (current)
shane [Multiple computers on a physical Ethernet LAN]
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 The new Mac version of //​NetVSTHost//​ allows you to run 32-bit Windows VSTs (.DLL files) and access them from a Mac-native DAW (either 32-bit or 64-bit) on the same Macintosh computer. (The Mac/AU versions of //​NetSynth//​ and //​NetFilter//​ are "fat binaries"​ containing both 32- and 64-bit versions of these plugins.) The new Mac version of //​NetVSTHost//​ allows you to run 32-bit Windows VSTs (.DLL files) and access them from a Mac-native DAW (either 32-bit or 64-bit) on the same Macintosh computer. (The Mac/AU versions of //​NetSynth//​ and //​NetFilter//​ are "fat binaries"​ containing both 32- and 64-bit versions of these plugins.)
  
-For some reason ​I have yet to figure out, **you can't use the loopback IP address** 127.0.0.1 in this case. **You have to choose one of the other IP addresses** which appears in the IP Address pop-up menu in the Select Network parameters dialog of //​NetVSTHost//​. The best choice is the IP address for whichever network interface you actually use to connect to a wired LAN or Wi-Fi network. On a typical home network, this will be an address of the form 192.168.x.y,​ or in some cases 10.x.y.z. There are many possibilities,​ and it is up to you to figure out which IP address is the correct one, but it's not really complicated---just choose one, and if it doesn'​t work, try another until you find one which does work.+For some reason, **you can't use the loopback IP address** 127.0.0.1 in this case. **You have to choose one of the other IP addresses** which appears in the IP Address pop-up menu in the Select Network parameters dialog of //​NetVSTHost//​. The best choice is the IP address for whichever network interface you actually use to connect to a wired LAN or Wi-Fi network. On a typical home network, this will be an address of the form 192.168.x.y,​ or in some cases 10.x.y.z. There are many possibilities,​ and it is up to you to figure out which IP address is the correct one, but it's not really complicated---just choose one, and if it doesn'​t work, try another until you find one which does work.
  
 When you tell //​NetVSTHost//​ to listen on the IP address for a physical network port (Ethernet or Wi-Fi), it will then be ready to accept connections from across the physical network. It will also accept connections from //​NetSynth/​NetFilter//​ instances running on the same computer, though, which the Mac OS will treat as "​loopback"​ connections---nothing will get sent over the physical network at all, and this is the only reason why you can even choose an IP corresponding to a Wi-Fi connection. When you tell //​NetVSTHost//​ to listen on the IP address for a physical network port (Ethernet or Wi-Fi), it will then be ready to accept connections from across the physical network. It will also accept connections from //​NetSynth/​NetFilter//​ instances running on the same computer, though, which the Mac OS will treat as "​loopback"​ connections---nothing will get sent over the physical network at all, and this is the only reason why you can even choose an IP corresponding to a Wi-Fi connection.
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 ===== Multiple computers on a physical Ethernet LAN ===== ===== Multiple computers on a physical Ethernet LAN =====
 Now we finally get to the main reason why I created NetVST---running VST plugins on a separate computer from your DAW, to gain access to extra CPU power (at a reasonable price), and possibly to overcome platform barriers. For example: Now we finally get to the main reason why I created NetVST---running VST plugins on a separate computer from your DAW, to gain access to extra CPU power (at a reasonable price), and possibly to overcome platform barriers. For example:
-  * I can run the 64-bit VST version of a CPU-hogging synth plugin like [[https://​www.spectrasonics.net/​products/​omnisphere/​|Spectrasonics Omnisphere]],​ [[https://​www.xferrecords.com/​products/​serum|Xfer Records Serum]], or [[https://​www.u-he.com/​cms/​diva|U-He Diva]] on my Windows PC, and use it inside Logic Pro 9 on my old, feeble 1.67 GHz Core Duo Mac Mini from 2006.+  * I can run the 64-bit VST version of a CPU-hogging synth plugin like [[https://​www.spectrasonics.net/​products/​omnisphere/​|Spectrasonics Omnisphere]],​ [[https://​www.xferrecords.com/​products/​serum|Xfer Records Serum]], or [[https://​www.u-he.com/​cms/​diva|U-He Diva]] on my Windows PC, and use it inside Logic Pro 9 on my old, feeble 1.GHz Core-Duo Mac Mini from 2006.
   * If I have an older PC running 32-bit Microsoft Windows, stuffed with older 32-bit plugins, I can run the 32-bit //​NetVSTHost.exe//​ on it (as many instances as necessary) and access them in a 64-bit DAW running on a newer PC or Mac.   * If I have an older PC running 32-bit Microsoft Windows, stuffed with older 32-bit plugins, I can run the 32-bit //​NetVSTHost.exe//​ on it (as many instances as necessary) and access them in a 64-bit DAW running on a newer PC or Mac.
-  * If I have a perfectly good older iMac all set up to run Logic Pro, which I've been using for years, and I'm not ready to replace it with a newer Mac (because Apple can't make a decent one for a non-eye-watering ​price these days), I can use a cheap, powerful Windows PC instead, and simply run the VST versions of whatever plugins I need. (Most plugin vendors will let you pay once and use both Mac/AU and Windows/VST versions.)+  * If I have a perfectly good older Mac all set up to run Logic Pro, which I've been using for years, and I'm not ready to replace it with a newer Mac (because Apple can't make a decent one for anything less than sky-high price these days), I can use a cheap, powerful Windows PC instead, and simply run the VST versions of whatever plugins I need. (Most plugin vendors will let you pay once and use both Mac/AU and Windows/VST versions.)
  
 ==== Rules for setting up a nice fast LAN ==== ==== Rules for setting up a nice fast LAN ====
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