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Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Thomas » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:03 pm

As far as I can tell, all the MC included plugins are 32-Bit. Most of the free plugins available in the marketplace are also 32-Bit as far as I know. From reading these boards, MC 64-Bit can open a 32-Bit plugin, but uses some sort of "wrapper" to do so and there is a performance hit.

I am considering the use of JBridge to handle the 32-Bit plugins. Can anybody tell me what the difference is in how JBridge handles 32-Bit plugins vs MC 8s own internal method? Does JBridge suffer the same performance hit? Pros and cons of each? No difference? I am trying to optimize my system in preparation of future projects.
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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Anorax » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:14 pm

You're essentially swapping the internal MX8 32-bit wrapper for the JBridge wrapper. Between the two, the in-house wrapper generally has better support from Acoustica ;-)

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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby chibear » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm

I used jBridge in Mixcraft 6. When Acoustica came up with it'sown bridge everything went smoother
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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Anorax » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:59 pm

...that being said, if you're someone who uses multiple DAWs, getting jBridge might be worth it, especially since some DAWs are moving away from 32-bit support altogether (looking at you, Ableton Live 10).

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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Thomas » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:11 pm

So it sounds like MC is doing pretty much the same thing as jbridge. Just using MC for now, so I will not bother with jbridge. Thanks guys.
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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Anorax » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Thomas wrote:So it sounds like MC is doing pretty much the same thing as jbridge. Just using MC for now, so I will not bother with jbridge. Thanks guys.

That's pretty spot-on, yeah.

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Re: Is JBridge Better Than Mixcraft 8 Internal 32-Bit Plugin Handling?

Postby Torton5 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:51 pm

No.


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