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February 2, 2010

The Awesome Potential Of The 64 Bit DAW

MacProVideo are my favourite providers of online tutorials for Logic and other software applications. Last week they released a brief (free) tutorial explaining the benefits of Logic’s shift to 64 bit processing, in terms of memory handling. They demonstrated how many instansiations of the Sylus RMX plugin would crash Logic in 32 bit mode and […]

MacProVideo are my favourite providers of online tutorials for Logic and other software applications.

Last week they released a brief (free) tutorial explaining the benefits of Logic’s shift to 64 bit processing, in terms of memory handling. They demonstrated how many instansiations of the Sylus RMX plugin would crash Logic in 32 bit mode and now many more could be run on the same system in 64 bit mode.

The difference was staggering. If you are interested, I’ll leave you watch the video yourself here.

For those of us who run large projects in Logic, this is a significant development. Most top orchestrators run multiple computers in order to be able to effectively stream the vast number of samples required to simulate a real orchestra. With 64 bit and enough RAM, you can now bring that within a single high powered machine running multiple drives.

Whilst my bank manager is probably not excited by my new-found excuse to buy an extra 16GB of RAM, I’m thrilled that a software update has, in effect, made my Mac Pro far more powerful than it was a few weeks ago!

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KidBomba 12 years ago

Rock-on.

Only some DAW have already jumped the 64 bit bandwagon:

Logic, Sonar, Reaper, Cubase…

Those who are tet to jump, its a shamre really:

Pro-Tools, Reason/Record, Ableton Live….

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