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VST Instruments and VST Effects are supported

Installation

Slave (server)
Master (Host)

Before installing FX Teleport make sure your system fits the following requirements:

  • 2 or more computers networked via 100 MBit or 1 GBit TCP/IP LAN
  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • VST 2.0 compatible host (Cubase, Logic or SONAR, Project 5 with a VST Wrapper, etc.)
  • VST instruments and/or FX
    Hardware requirements depend on the version of Windows and host application, but must not be lower than 300 MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM, 2 MB HD

    If you are not sure your network adapter's speed is sufficient, measure the speed of a big file transfer from one machine to the other using, for instance, Windows Explorer: the speed must be 5 MByte/sec or higher.

    You need to have TCP/IP protocol installed and configured. By default FX Teleport uses TCP and UDP port 5555. In case your ports 5555 are busy, set another port value both in the FXT server and FXT wrapper dialog boxes. If you have Firewall installed, make sure your slave computer permits using the network for Server.exe, and your master computer permits using the network for your sequencer application.

    In order to work with FX Teleport you need to install it on all computers that will be used in your DAW network. The machine running your DAW host/sequencer is called the master computer or host. The machine running plug-ins is called the slave or server.

    Please note, that you can install FX Teleport on as many computers as you like, but the number of used master and slave machines must not exceed the number covered by your license. For instance, the 1 host + 3 servers license means you can run FX Teleport with one sequencer (master) and not more that 3 slave machines simultaneously. You will need to purchase an additional license if you wish to work with more than one master machine.

    If you have any questions regarding your license (or any other questions regarding FX Teleport), please email support@fxteleport.com.

    Slave (server)

    To install FX Teleport, start FXTeleportSetup.exe on each of your slave machines. Follow the wizard instructions. When asked for "Setup Type", choose "Slave (Server) installation". After all files have been written to your computer, the FXT Server application will launch (available from "Start" menu for further use).

    FXT Server provides access for the remote host to the VST plug-ins installed on the machine.

    Make sure you have installed your VST plug-ins on the slave computer(s) so that you can use them from a remote host. Click on the "Tools" icon to open the options dialog and use the "Add" and "Remove" buttons to specify all the paths to your VST plug-ins to be used by the remote host.  Check the "Auto start" option (in the options dialog window) if you would like FX Teleport Server to launch automatically on bootup.

    Master (Host)

    After setting up all the servers, launch FXTeleportSetup.exe on your master machine. Follow the wizard instructions. When asked for "Setup Type", choose "Master (Host) installation". When all files have been written to your computer, the FXT Configure applet will launch (available from Start menu for further use).

    The FXT Configure applet is used to Install and Remove FXT VST wrappers (small applications accessible from your VST host as ordinary plug-ins and serving as bridges to teleported FX).

    Using the "Add" and "Remove" keys, specify all paths to VST plug-ins you plan to use in local mode (without accessing the servers). Please note that you need to install identical versions of your VST plug-ins on both master and slave machines in order to freely switch between local and teleported modes of the plug-ins.

    Select one of the VST paths as a place to install the VST wrappers (the folder must be accessible from your VST host).

    Wait for all the plug-ins and servers to appear in the list at the left of the window, then choose the plug-ins you plan to work with and click "Install". The FXT VST wrappers will be installed in the chosen VST folder on your host machine. Note that you can freely move installed wrappers to any VST subfolder you like.

    Make sure FXT Server is launched on all your slave machines. Launch your VST host and check that it has scanned all the new plug-ins. (Users of SONAR, Project 5 or any other DAW host without native VST support will have to launch VST DX Adapter or DirectXer) in order to make all the new plug-ins available for the host.)

    Now you will find special plug-ins named "<plug-in name> (LAN)" available in the VST menu of your host application. Those plug-ins are the FXT wrappers, which you use to launch the selected plug-ins on your server machine(s).

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