Good News about Vista DAW Studios

cubase-studioGood News about Vista DAW Studios


Some programs are just not compatible with Vista, but sometimes the problems can be rectified by downloading drivers.  For example the Steinberg MI4 Audio Interface has a download to give you the 64 bit experience.  I found that some programs can actually block the functionality of other programs.  I think I found the cocktail of program applications that will work for me in my DAW setup.  Some programs will give me the full 64 bit experience and others will function as 32 bits, but make use of 4 GB of Ram, please read the write up below from the Steinberg Website as in my case it pertains to Cubase Studio 4.5.2.


My new setup:

Cubase Studio 4.5.2

Reason 4.0.1

Acid 7a

Adobe Audition 3.0.1

ReCucle 2.1 with update

Kontakt 2 with update



Reason Refills






With 64 bit version of Vista I can run 32 bit software applications.  I just do not get the true 64 bit experience meaning in the future I will be prepared for a better studio experience.

Memory usage – from Steinberg Website

The key advantage of the Windows Vista 64-bit editions is their capability to address more than 4 GB of RAM and make it available to applications. In fact more than 128 GB can be utilized (depends on the used Vista version) and the computational maximum amounts to 1 terabyte of main memory. Being able to utilize more RAM for the application can have a positive effect on overall performance for large and complex projects. Please note that the actual amount of memory you can put into your system is determined by the technical specification of the used main-board.
The 64-bit editions of Vista also allow you to run 32-bit software applications.
32-bit programs are able to use up to 4 GB of RAM (instead of the maximum usable amount of 2 GB on Windows Vista 32-bit editions).


Published in: on February 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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