Do you still use a 32bit DAW?

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Do you use a 32bit DAW??

No. I already changed to 64 bit.
77
80%
Yes. But I will change to 64 bit soon.
1
1%
Yes. I use the 32bit DAW.
18
19%
 
Total votes: 96

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KVRian
1077 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:08 am

Microsoft and Apple do not longer support 32 bit operating systems. We developers need to know if there is still demand on 32-bit versions
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KVRAF
30020 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:23 am

I remember you already did such a poll here, and the vast majority only used 64-bit. ;)
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRer
28 posts since 24 Apr, 2021

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:15 am

I use the latest 32 bit version of SONAR occasionally for migrating/re-exporting old projects that have 32 bit plug-ins that don't work nicely under a 32/64 bit bridge.

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KVRAF
10754 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:21 am

Where's "never have" option? ;)

I've only been using proper DAWs since 2017 and even before then Renoise was 64-bit for as long as I remember.
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KVRAF
16437 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:27 am

I suppose "I ONLY use 32 Bit Daws" would be different than "I occasionally use 32 Bit Daws but mostly use 64 Bit".

I'm all 64 bit and have been for years so if developers can save resources by dropping 32 bit support I would say go for it.... :shrug:
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KVRAF
32950 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:30 am

I still have, but now very rarely use, Audiomulch, which has been stuck on 32 bit for years, but I don't think I can hold off updating my Mac much longer to something above Mohave. That being said I have heard rumours of a 64bit version planned.
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KVRer
28 posts since 24 Apr, 2021

Post Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:31 am

Oh, and Project5 occasionally too :-)

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KVRAF
6754 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:57 pm

32bit mostly because energyXT, my go to daw only supports 32bit plugins but i do use reaper (64bit) as well but not very often
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KVRian
709 posts since 22 Apr, 2004 from Switzerland

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:29 am

If people want to use ancient DAWs, they should use ancient plugins as well..

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KVRAF
31169 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:32 am

Totally 64 bit for about 6 years here ...

KVRian
997 posts since 19 Apr, 2004

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:10 am

Have too much invested in 32bit, nice thing is I can bridge a 64bit VST2 & VST3 plugins into my host.
So not like I am missing anything new. Yeah! I'm old.

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KVRAF
7288 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:11 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:32 am
Totally 64 bit for about 6 years here ...
About the same for me.

I have no idea how much additional effort it takes for a developer to support and update 32-bit plugins, but if it's considerable, I'd probably be in favor of ditching support and any further development for them. Keep them available as archived downloads for those who continue to use 32-bit DAWs, but focus your time and resources on improvement and development of new 64-bit plugins.

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KVRAF
16437 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:11 am

I guess the real question is "Do you only buy 32 bit plugins?"

If enough people said yes then it might be worth the work keeping the 32 bit version alive. Judging by the numbers above it would seem to indicate no it's not worth the effort.

Or "Would to refuse to buy a plugin that is 64 bit only" as the question isn't really about DAW use but:
Markus Krause wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:08 am
We developers need to know if there is still demand on 32-bit versions
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

KVRAF
30020 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:30 am

I found the former thread (after a 15 minute search or so... KVR search really sucks. How about adding a "Show threads created by user" option? I'm sure the forum software is capable of that...): viewtopic.php?f=1&t=544921

The result probably changed a tad towards people using 64-bit only by now, but, it already was 79% users who didn't use 32-bit plugins at all, and 3% who planned to switch. If you count in the people who probably will only jump in to say "32-bit forever!", I think it's pretty clear what the vast majority of people use, and probably a good indication whether it still makes sense to develop 32-bit software these days.

I see that Saurus 3 was released 64-bit only. I don't think you did much wrong with that.

People who really need to use a 32-bit DAW these days can use jBridge, or similar software.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:35 am

not seen layzer for a while actually :?

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