Never thought I’d see the day when I would need to install a 64 bit OS and admittedly my latest rig has 8GB of memory (due to relatively cheap RAM prices) so it was in my mind but it seems now the time has come earlier than expected.
One reason is because of increased memory requirements of Cubase and yes I probably could have got by for a while longer but at what cost…
…not being able to choose the sound (quality) I want.
As an example, I make good use of the free Kontakt Player, which has some excellent basses but today I wanted to try out another sample workstation called Independence from Magix.
Both sound great but due to the quality of the samples, they require large amounts of memory.
This is not about wanting massive sample libraries already loaded into memory but rather being able to use a variety of quality sounds and quite simply, 32 bits won’t cut it for me any longer.