Part of the problem is if you just do a search on "VST System Link" the search facility in the forum complains that it is not enough key words.
I'm running a Dual Hex Core Xeon computer with 12GB of RAM and four RAID 0 SSDs and 4 mechanical drives in RAID 5.
I've got plenty of horse power, but still I run up against limits. It just seems like if I have a 1/2 dozen old PCs laying around, why not just use them for VSTi's and run them over audio/midi over Ethernet? It would let me run a couple more reverbs or plugs of Ozone or the like.
I have a couple of Core 2 Quads, which certainly aren't i7 processors, but would have no latency for simply VSTi's.
I guess too many folks use UAD or other things.
It just seems like a natural progression to take System Link down the route of Ethernet.
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