Lots of users in here, just wondering what your setup is like, and what you do with it. I've shifted from recording bands/artists (still do some) to scoring. I've got an unorthodox setup in that I'm not doing things "the way" you're supposed to. Most people that run VEP5 use its built-in ethernet (requires gigabit) client, then use the host on another machine. The problem here, is that when you're in a production environment, you don't really have time to troubleshoot. If Logic crashes, it could be logic, something to do with memory, something to do w/ VEP5 client, core audio, OR, it could be something on the host end. It's too much to go wrong. So... I run my MBP like a 1990's atari. I have 256 midi channels setup through 16 channels of MidiOverLan (musiclab.com) - and everything goes out via ethernet to my slaves, which are running 64-bit VEP5 standalone (not client, not host, not server etc). The only thing that puts much strain on the 'master' computer is playing video, which means.. not much strain at all. In essence, my two mac pros are like old akai s900 samplers on super-steriods. All they do is run VEP5 and host up audio, which comes back into my laptop via ADAT lightpipe. Latency is very small but it's there - but i'm able to work with it when my advantages are: 1. *when* logic crashes, i don't have to re-load ANY samples. 2. when i'm finished with my work, i put the sample computers to sleep. upon wake, everything "just works" 3. when i start a new project, i dont have to go hunting or loading sounds. It's all ready to go. On the hardware side, I have 3 motu 828's (funnily enough, a mk1, 2 and 3) which are clocked to my mytek stereo96 A/D converter (which has a fantastic low-jitter clock) via BNC. The mk1 is clocked by SPDIF as it has no BNC connector. When I have to record, one of the lightpipe connections gets switch over to my input gear which includes a Lucid 2448 (its old but it still sounds great!), a couple of api512 pre's and a great river pre. compressors include a FMR PBC-6a and borrowed distressors if i need more channels. Microphones are whatever I can get my hands on, usually something decent. Monitoring comes by a pair of BM6A's and "junky monitors" by the Behringer (omg, i own and use Behringer gear!) auratone copies. There's probably a bunch of stuff i'm missing but that's the gist of it. Happy to discuss how my setup works if anyone wants more info. So, how and what do you guys work on?