Sonar 5 and Win x64?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by DISK, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. DISK

    DISK Guest

    Anyone using Sonar 5 yet? I especially would like to hear from someone that has Sonar 5 with Win x64. I was looking for reviews on this but a quick google search just seems to find a bunch of sites that sell Sonar5 and the only reviews I was able to find were on Cakewalk's website!

    SONICA-X Guest


    SONAR 5 on X64 useless unless you have 64-BIT drivers for your sound card.

    My best,

    Guy Cefalu
    Sonica Audio Labs
  3. undermind

    undermind Guest

    AND drivers for anything else you might want to use.

    I did a lot of research on the exact subject you're asking about. There's a good amount of info out there, and you'll find it on the forums. Search at and and

    What you're going to find is that a lot of people are talking about it, but nobody wants to convert yet. At least not in the recording world. Not many manufacturers are making it any kind of priority to release 64bit drivers. A lot of people in the gaming world have done it quite sussessfully which you can read about at the pcmech forums.

    My bet is that all the next versions of the recording programs will offer full-on 64 bit support and the manufacturers will have to get on the ball. But it's a little early I think to risk it. People are reporting 25% gains in performance in Sonar FWIW. If you decide to do it, I would consider a dual-boot OS to be on the safe side.
  4. DISK

    DISK Guest

    yeah, there is a 64bit driver for my M-Audio soundcard, but not for my Layla24 which is what I use for recording mainly. I have sent them an email asking when they might be releasing one, but have not received a response yet.

    And I seriously hope that these companies get on the ball with this. It won't be long until Windows Vista is released and I'm sure Gates isn't going to like it if no one can use it! 64bit cpu's have been out for over 2 years already and Win x64 has been out for awhile too. The beta testers for Win Vista are probably having one hell of a time without drivers!
  5. undermind

    undermind Guest

    Yeah the support for 64bit is pretty sorry. Even the manufacturers known for great support are dropping the ball big time. I've emailed Lynx several times about drivers for their LynxTwo cards with no reply. I'm going to wait until it's more realistic.
  6. aclarson

    aclarson Guest

    So, theoretically, if you have a 64 bit processor, Sonar 5, and an M-Audio Delta 1010, it would work? I noticed that Sonar 5 also has an add-on app that allows you to use standard plug-ins.

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