Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

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Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by alexis » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi - I know some plug-ins and other things tee off on the computer ID for authorization. I'm going to be doing some traveling, and for hotel internet privacy am looking at setting up one of the VPNs. As far as I know (which is very little here, and may be incorrect) VPN's assign a new IP address, but don't do anything in terms of affecting other ways to identify a computer (like MOBO identification, etc.).

I was wondering, would that get in the way of using the DAW, maybe something like Waves, or Cubase, or something else?

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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by sd1989 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm

i think it will be fine but just to be safe i wouldn't mess with any authorizations over the vpn
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by alexis » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:53 am

sd1989 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm
i think it will be fine but just to be safe i wouldn't mess with any authorizations over the vpn
Thanks, sounds like good advice. I guess plugins/VSTs probably don't use IP addresses as a security check ... ?
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by planarchist » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:32 pm

alexis wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:53 am

Thanks, sounds like good advice. I guess plugins/VSTs probably don't use IP addresses as a security check ... ?
Seems very unlikely that they would....and FWIW, I travel a lot with my Laptop using different IP addresses without issue. For that matter, many (most?) domestic IP addresses are dynamic so change all the time.
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by alexis » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:57 pm

planarchist wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:32 pm
alexis wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:53 am

Thanks, sounds like good advice. I guess plugins/VSTs probably don't use IP addresses as a security check ... ?
Seems very unlikely that they would....and FWIW, I travel a lot with my Laptop using different IP addresses without issue. For that matter, many (most?) domestic IP addresses are dynamic so change all the time.
Cool, thanks. Will report back if anything interesting.
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by Early21 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:44 am

In my experience, VPN's won't have any effect whatsoever.
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by parker55 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 pm

I am using expressvpn and it doesn't create any problem with DAW activities. I don't think so changing IP affect DAW just go with your details and use it simply.

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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by Nickeldome » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:50 pm

It's basically only the physical adapter(s) that can create issues with real time audio performance. If you don't have any under normal circumstances this 'virtual' VPN adapter won't create any. I also use a VPN service sometimes and never encountered any issues.
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Re: Does VPN use adversely affect DAW activities?

Post by NathanBros » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:19 pm

parker55 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 pm
I am using expressvpn and it doesn't create any problem with DAW activities. I don't think so changing IP affect DAW just go with your details and use it simply.
Associating IP addresses to services is a horrible practice, dynamic IP's are very common, I have one and frequently some services asks me for tedious confirmations when my IP changes.
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