Toneshed wrote:Thanks guys!
Can I still install Cubase 64 bit on the 64bit OS and will I still be able to access those 32 bit plugins?
Or should I install Cubase 32 bit on the 64bit OS to ensure 32 bit plugin compatibility?
Ok here is the case:
If you install Cubase 64bit you will be able to access those 32bit plugins via a bit bridge. Cubase has one built in but it does not work so well, but there is also jBridge which works much better.
If you install Cubase 32bit you have full compatibility with 32bit plugins, however you cannot access more than 3GB of RAM for Cubase.
Your best bet (this is what I do anyway) is:
Install BOTH 32 and 64bit.
I use 64 bit for arranging when I need the extra RAM for heavy VSTi's (PLAY,Vienna, Omnisphere, Kontakt) and
32bit for mixing where I want compatibility (Sonnox Plugins) and Ram is not a big issue(when mixing I am barely using 2-2.5 gigs of ram).
Hope this helps.
Cubase 7.0.6/6.5.3, Wavelab 7.2.1, Halion Symphonic Orchestra, Halion 5,Halion Sonic 2, Virtual Guitarist 2, Neo Soul Keys
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