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I am thinking about upgrading to a 64-bit Windows 8 computer. Do you think my old Nuendo project files will open up? I have been running on XP 32 bit.

Here's some of the programs that I am concerned about.

Nuendo 5
Camel Audio Alchemy
reFX Nexus2
Native Instruments Massive
Tone2 Tone Gladiator
Spectrasonics Atmosphere
Synthogy Ivory
Rob Papen's Albino 2
Stylus RMX
Sausage Fattener

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pcrecord Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:34

Well, first you must check if the actual version of Nuendo you have is compatible with windows8 64bit. If not, you need to upgrade your version to Nuendo6. You must know that windows 8 64bit can run 32bit softwares. If you install a 64bit version of Nuendo, it is not sure that all your 3rd party software will work. As for the projects, usually DAW versions are backward compatible. But, if some of your plugins don't work in 64bit, they will be missing from your project. Also Nuendo may not convert the use of 32bit plugins to their 64bit version. This meens you may have to redo all the mixing you've done (plugin wise)

anonymous Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:50

I just went through this last week with Windows 8.1 and Sonar. I had previously been in XP and all my plugs and VSTi's were, of course, 32 bit.

I'm finding out that most of my plugs are working, but some of the soft synths are not. One manufacturer that gave me trouble was, I'm afraid to tell you, NI. I have B4, Colossus, and Pro5. The B4 seems to work with the help of JBridge, but Collusus and Pro5, while recognized, won't work. I think you may find that some will and some won't.

As far as nuendo projects opening, I can't say, as I'm a Sonar user. Have you checked with Nuendo to see if there may be issues? It may be as simple as downloading an update or a patch...

pcrecord Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:27

Hey Donny, I have NI complete with colossus and all products are working (windows 8 x64 + sonar x3). Which version of Kontakt did you install ?

Also I discovered that Sonar is using 2 vst folders, 32bit and 64bit. When you open Sonar in 32bit, it will load all 32bit plugins in it and if you open sonar x64 it will load all plugins in the 64bit folder even if they are 32bit...

anonymous Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:46

pcrecord, post: 412370, member: 46460 wrote: Hey Donny, I have NI complete with colossus and all products are working (windows 8 x64 + sonar x3). Which version of Kontakt did you install ?

Uhmmm... LOL.. that's a really good question. I used whatever came with the VSTi on the install discs... which is probably the problem, considering I bought Colossus in 1999 LOL.

Would I go to NI's support site or use my NI Control center to find the latest version?