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Huge Dilema

Discussion in 'Recording' started by XTREEMMAK, Oct 24, 2007.


    XTREEMMAK Active Member

    Ok to start, let me list my current system stats:
    1. 5 Harddrives
    2. 4GB of DDR2 Ram
    3. Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 processor
    4. Running Win XP 32
    5. Using the Mackie Onyx 1220 w/ Firewire Interface
    6. Native DAW = Nuendo

    I've been a Steinberg user for years now and I love the work flow of their programs and a while ago received Nuendo 3 from a friend of mine and I love them more. However, as you can see with my system stats, I'm not using the full system (1gb of ram idle!!!) and possibly am thinking about expanding my ram (MB goes up to 8GB). So I was thinking about going:

    1. Motu 896 HD
    2. Windows XP/X64 or Vista x64 (which I'm trying to avoid).
    3. Scrap the Mackie (lol)
    4. Change Native DAW to Sonar

    The other thing is my Native DAW in which I'm trying to decide to stick with Nuendo and get 4 or go with Sonar 7. I just dont like the idea of paying $3000 for what it seems Sonar 7 is giving you almost the same thing for less. Sure the new automation tools and video editing features are nice and yes I'll have to look for a few comprable VST plugins to replace the ones I'll be missing, but other than that is it a good idea? Sonar 7 seems to be making alot of noise, and with a $600 price tag, that's nothing to laugh at...
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Ok sorryI think I missed a bit of info. Why are you upgrading? You want more ram?
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    64 bit is a waste of time and energy, most samples are not 64 bit and large address aware (the whole point of going 64)

    buy Cubase not N4 FYI N4 is $1799 (or less in the right place)

    the Motu will have much better low latency ability compared to the mackie unit.


    XTREEMMAK Active Member


    mainly just for more RAM. Eventually I want to max out my MB which is at 8gb but since XP doesn't take more than 3gb of accessible ram and Nuendo 3 only can use 2gb, I'm in a sticking conflict.

    Someone did point me towards FX Teleport which looks interesting but if you have any other ideas, throw it at me.
  5. rockinrocker

    rockinrocker Guest

    cubase is a good option, but keep in mind it's not officially supported for xp64, though i have heard of people using it with no problems.

    "64 bit is a waste of time and energy, most samples are not 64 bit and large address aware (the whole point of going 64)"

    i'd have to disagree with this one, both cubase and sonar have "vst bridge" and "bit bridge" that allow you to run 32 bit plugs in a 64 bit environment, so even if the individual plugs can only access so much ram, the project as a whole can access as much as you have.

    at least that's the way it's been explained to me, somebody feel free to correct me if i'm wrong here.

    XTREEMMAK Active Member

    Just got FX Teleport. Wonderful program so far! And considering I have another spare computer lying around, it basically (kinda) made up the last gig of Ram I was missing :).

    Hopefully with the approach of 2 coming soon, it'll bring some 64bit OS integration into it so I can boost the slave system.

    All this and I don't even have to change my original DAW setup :D

    Now what's left is to decide weather to stick with Steinberg or migrate to Cakewalk. Any thoughts guys?

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