I thought I understood this…until i actually started thinking about it …is there someone who’s clear on this?
I have Win 7/64 bit os on my system. I have 8 gig of RAM installed. I run Cubase 32 bit (versions 4.5 and 6). Running 32 bit CB for plugin compatibility (I’m aware of Jbridge and considering switching to 64 bit Cubase but, for now, just curious about a technical question).
My question is this…
Since W7/64 will allocate a full 4 gig of RAM to an application, I think I understand that Cubase will get 4 gig.
Now, when I insert a VSTi plugin into a project, is the plugin considered a separate application which could get it’s own 4 gig of RAM or does it use a portion of the 4 gig that was allocated to the parent application (Cubase)?
Since plugin’s are dll’s, I’m guessing that the load as an extension of the parent application and, thus, use memory allocated to the parent application. Anyone know this for sure?