Using the Cubase 64-bit version on Mac OS X 10.6
Cubase will start as 32-bit application by default. If you want to start Cubase as 64-bit version, select the Cubase application icon and then choose “Get Info” from the context menu. In the Get Info window un-check “Open in 32-bit mode”. By using Cubase in 64-bit mode, the following features are not available:
- OMF Import and Export: Start Cubase in 32-bit mode if you need to import/export OMF files.
- Print functions: Use the “Export Scores” function from the menu >File >Export instead and then print the output file with e.g. Preview included in Mac OS X or start Cubase in 32-bit mode if you need to print scores.
- MP3 Import and Export: Start Cubase in 32-bit mode if you need to import/export MP3 files.
- ReWire support: Start Cubase in 32-bit mode if you need to work with ReWire applications.
- PowerPC plug-ins incl. “Tonic”, “Embracer” and “Monologue” are only available when using Cubase in 32-bit mode.
Using the VST Bridge with Cubase 64-bit version on Mac OS X
Cubase 64-bit on Mac OS X allows you to load Intel-compiled 32-bit VST 2.4 plug-ins in case they’re not available in native 64-bit format, using the VST Bridge technology. Please check with the respective plug-in manufacturer if and when your favorite plug-ins will be available in native 64-bit format. Please note that PowerPC plug-ins and 32-bit-only VST 3 plug-ins will not be available using the 64-bit version of Cubase.
All 32-bit VST plug-ins running on the VST Bridge share the same 4 GB memory space!
In VST Bridge mode, only one bridged 32-bit VST plug-in at a time can display its GUI. This is a limitation of the MAC OS X operating system. Other opended plug-in windows will show a generic interface.