highkoo wrote:The confusion for me starts at-
What does a 64bit host running 32bit plugins have over a 32bit host running 32bit plugins?
What kind of benefit would any kind of user see there?
i.e. What boost does the host itself get out of having more ram?
i.e. Why bother running an x64 host and bridging if you use x32 plugins?
Did you really read my entire post?
I answered those questions.
Answered as in pointing out the disadvantages of bridging and that you do not need to have an x64 host if you use x86 plugins.
Well you danced around the answers, I will give you that.
I certainly appreciate the explanations in your post, but you did not nail down answers to the unknowns. For me anyway. I think that having the answers already in mind, your post is quite thorough. Your last post was specific;
chokehold wrote:The host itself gets absolutely no boost from being x64.
That seems to basically be the answer, although maybe it does get extra sample loading from what gol is saying.
Ive just never seen it plainly stated that a user is *better off* ignoring an x64 host until they are using mostly x64 plugins.
With all the x64 hype, and bridge talk, and update talk, I think its significant.
Live just recently went x64 too right?
Im not using any plugins that I am aware
would benefit from more ram access, and Im running a pretty much maxed out i7. I occasionally hit the ceiling on it with effects/synths, and I always figured that somehow moving it all to x64 would have to help somehow. Now Im wondering if Id get anything much out of it, and what kind of set up will give me more without me changing workflow.
I need to crack open Convolver more often, and probably revisit the ancient concept of bouncing...
Anyway, thanks all. I think
I understand where I am at with this now.