OK, so i recently did a full OS upgrade to Win 7 64. In this reinstall i only loaded N5 64 bit, thinking it would be all i needed. I started noticing some of my projects weighing heavily on my ASIO meter. So decided to install N5 32 bit so i could run a test to see if my concerns were legit.
Here is what I did.
Left my RME at 3ms latency
Launched each song in 32 and 64 bit with NO changes what so ever.
Song 1 has 1 VSTi and probably 30 tracks.
In 64 bit during playback the ASIO hovers around 75% with peaks
In 32 bit during playback it hovers around 40-50%
Song 2 has about 30 audio tracks and 3 VSTi’s.
In 64 bit during playback its easily at 80% with many cracks and flutters, basically unusable, as it pings the red light all the time.
In 32 bit during playback its 30-40%…with the occasional flutter to 50%.
I don’t know really what is going on, but I do know so far the 64 bit stuff is over rated and unusable for me. Don’t know where any benefits are supposed to be in 64 bit, but I see it as a huge step backwards.
Anyone else notice the same?