Synapse Audio has announced the release of Orion x64, the 64-bit edition of its music production package for Windows XP64 and Windows Vista 64.
This new edition has substantial technical advantages over the 32-bit edition. First, the restriction to about 2.5-3.5 GB of usable memory on 32-bit systems is lifted, which benefits memory-intensive VST plug-ins such as sample-based instruments. Second, 64-bit software runs significantly faster than 32-bit software. CPU-intensive plugins can gain up to 30-80% in speed, allowing for more complex projects.
The 64-bit version of Orion is available to all registered Orion customers free of charge. New customers can buy Orion for $99 and get access to both the 32-bit and the 64-bit edition.