After years of waiting for the industry to be more “stable” w 64-bit support, I finally upgraded from Cubase SX3 to Cubase 6. Nice. (I didn’t see the compelling need to upgrade before now.) But I am disappointed to find out that its looking like it ultimately won’t matter for my workflow which involves Ableton LIVE (32bit).
My issue is that the newer sample libraries (orchestral libraries/Ivory 2/large drums samples) are huge. I’m now using Kontakt 5 (64bit) and Ivory 2 (64bit) and was assuming that Cubase 6 (64bit) would interface effortlessly with Ableton LIVE which I knew was only 32bit - but I didn’t even think about the Rewire protocol being an issue. Or is it?? Since Rewire is a type of protocol rather than a true app, when Steinberg releases a 64bit Rewire update, will it allow LIVE to work? (I didn’t even think about 64bit protocol not being backwards compatible to 32bit with Rewire since most other 32bit apps are.)
I did buy the jBridge app and under Cubase SX3 (32bit) it did work but was a bit finicky and was crackly with the GUI of plugins open, unless my audio buffer was set high (such as 512.) I am wondering if the jBridge may work better under Cubase 6 (32bit.)
In a nutshell, my plight is not being able to utilize more than 4G of RAM!!! It’s 2012 and I can’t believe with the huge samples that have been out for a while, we’re still limited to 4G of RAM in the chain. If I load in a few of these samples in a 32bit host, my RAM is effectively maxxed and LIVE will crash almost immediately. I do think ABLETON needs to get in the game (it’s a remarkable program).
So when Cubase releases the Rewire 64bit update, can I run Cubase 64bit, Kontakt 64bit (dll) and Ableton LIVE (32bit) with Rewire 64bit?? Or am I stuck waiting for LIVE 64bit and will have to jBridge or some other workaround?
Thanks for any insight gang.