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    Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    HI,

    I'm using VSTACK on it's own PC (my sequencer is ona Mac).

    Can I open multiple instances of it (ideally 4)? If so , how?

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Wild guess. Perhaps make copies of the app and rename it differently?

    Just a stream of consciouness thought?

    Perhaps this will lead to all sorts of routing/proxy/protocol issues?

    Thinking out loud......

    Best,
    DR

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    I dont know if that works on a PC
    but on a mac, thats the best way to work.
    Simply copy and rename the programmfile.
    No problems with audio or midi routing.

    Not many people know, that OSX, even with tiger, can handle only 2GB of ram per app.
    So running multiple copys is the only way to get more than 2GB.
    It works even with logic and kontakt.

    Sell your PC and get another mac.

    Chris Hein

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Hi Robert,
    I too use V-STack on a PC for multiple things, GPO, Trilogy,...
    I use dp on a Mac.
    My question is why do you need to open 4 instances of V-STack?
    Just curious.

    dpDan

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Not many people know, that OSX, even with tiger, can handle only 2GB of ram per app.
    I'm one of those that didn't know that. Thanks for the tip, Chris.
    Dasher
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    It's all about the music - really. I keep telling myself that...

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Not gonna sell the PC: it doubles as a GIGASTUDIO machine when I don't need the NI stuff (VSL to be exact!!)

    2GIG max? Thats handy to know.

    By the way is there anyway to ASSIGN memory to apps in OSX?

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kral
    2GIG max? Thats handy to know.
    That per app, as I said.

    I render Video in FCP, render in AE, print with photoshop, convert some movies in Squeeze, burn a CD, transfer some files to my server with transmit.

    ALL AT THE SAME TIME, and nothing slows down, gets weak, or crashes.
    6GB installed. - I love OSX. - (still using 10.3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kral
    By the way is there anyway to ASSIGN memory to apps in OSX?
    You don´t have to.

    Another tip if you have enough memory (4-6GB) and want to use a lot of samples:
    If you use, for example, logic as your sequenzer, put some of your sounds in 1 or 2 V-Stacks and the performance will be much better.
    Its like having 3 computers in one.

    Chris Hein

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hein
    Not many people know, that OSX, even with tiger, can handle only 2GB of ram per app.
    Maybe you have Windows confused with OSX? The limit on OSX is 4GB, although in practice it's usually around 3.5. And, that limit refers to virtual memory, not ram :-). There are some ways in Unix to restrict the amount of memory (again, not ram) that a process can use in unix, but it would be very unusual to see that in use on an OSX machine.

    - Glenn

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO
    Maybe you have Windows confused with OSX?
    Hi Glenn,

    thats a good one,
    I´m often confused when I have to use windows.

    I´m quiet sure that what you say is true only for 64bit apps.
    Thats maybee why you wo´nt find on the apple site in bold letters.
    But there are very few 64bit apps at the moment.
    At least V-stack is not 64bit.

    Chris Hein

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    Re: Multiple Instances of VSTACK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hein
    I´m quiet sure that what you say is true only for 64bit apps.
    Sorry...I don't know where you're getting your information, but whoever told you these stories is pulling your leg.

    - Glenn

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