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Ableton Live 8 64Bit Setup?

Plug-in hosts and other software applications discussion

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indefinitelydumb
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13 posts since 12 Mar, 2009

Postby indefinitelydumb; Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:01 am Ableton Live 8 64Bit Setup?

Does anyone know if Ableton Live 8 has a 64bit version or not? I heard it has 64 bit mixing but is there an actual 64bit installer of the DAW?
BertKoor
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8313 posts since 8 Mar, 2005, from Utrecht, Holland

Postby BertKoor; Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:17 am

http://www.ableton.com/pages/faq/vista
64-bit versions of Vista may work to an extent, but Ableton does not currently support these versions.
[...]
As of Live 6.0.9, the standard Windows installer will install Live on either Windows XP or Windows Vista.
I read that as there is no special x64 version.
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flametop
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Postby flametop; Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:20 am

When people refer to '64 bit' for application builds and OSes, they basically mean the memory pointer size the app has been built for. i.e. 32-bit means the program can address 4gb max (OS willing) and 64-bit can address the known universe :)

This is separate from any other internal use of calculation width or precision. i.e. a 32bit OS app can quite happily calculate internal values in 64-bit (or 128, 256 or 512 if it wants).
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indefinitelydumb
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13 posts since 12 Mar, 2009

Postby indefinitelydumb; Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:31 pm

flametop wrote:When people refer to '64 bit' for application builds and OSes, they basically mean the memory pointer size the app has been built for. i.e. 32-bit means the program can address 4gb max (OS willing) and 64-bit can address the known universe :)

This is separate from any other internal use of calculation width or precision. i.e. a 32bit OS app can quite happily calculate internal values in 64-bit (or 128, 256 or 512 if it wants).



flametop, that's a nice assessment but, frankly, I already knew that. I know 64 bit can address quite a bit more RAM, which is why I was wondering if there was a 64Bit installer for Live 8. Do you know if i comes with a 64bit installer? BTW Thanks to the person with the Vista FAQ link I'm on my way to read it, it may answer my q's. But it's an old FAQ that is discussing Live 6. They are now onto Live 8. I guess I may have to find out the hard (and pricey) way....
UltraJv
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6010 posts since 30 Dec, 2004, from London uk

Postby UltraJv; Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:51 pm

It isnt 64 bit. People are getting all upset about it :

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=109420

The bottom line "Official Vista64 and 8Gig memory support are not yet done, but will surely come soon." BUT - It really dosnt matter as there are so few 64 bit VSTs around at the moment. If you do get Live 8 64 bit - You can load some 32 bit vsts with various adaptors but its a bit hit and miss.
siriusbliss
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2372 posts since 5 Dec, 2005, from Bay Area, USA

Postby siriusbliss; Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:13 pm

Many hosts are not yet releasing full 64-bit versions, since some hardware drivers and many/most VST's are still 32-bit anyways.
Some may have LAA's for accessing above 4G RAM.
It's a matter of timing, and the overall market is still slightly premature IMO.
It would be nice if Ableton at least released a LAA version.

Greg

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