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Mini-PC CPU Farm for VSTs?
Old 31st January 2013
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Hey Guys,
i want to move my production from my old desktop computer (early i7) to a notebook. give that even with the fastest macbook pro around i'll soon run out of CPU power, i been thinking to build or buy a mini-pc to host VST instruments & effects via ethernet.
basically something like the muse receptor or the sm pro v-machine. or the external UAD cards, just without UAD. smaller & more powerful. no GPU, no optical drive, no keyboards/mouse etc.
just CPU, HDD, RAM & ethernet.

a couple of questions arose:

-obvisouly there are software limitations. i want the host notebook to run OSX. so FX-teleport won't work. vienna ensemble is a possibility, but do i understand this thing right, it doesn't give me the vst GUI on the host screen? i'd have to open up a parallel remotedesktop window?

-what other vst host/teleport solutions are out there?

-is there any commercial product tailored to my needs other than the two mentioned?

-does anybody have experience with building a small mini-itx computer as described?

thanks in advance,
j

edit:
holy ship. i just found out about xi3 computers and they're like the PERFECT pc for this. now muse/receptor only needs to release their UNIWIRE as standalone software...
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