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upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by Steadj12 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:14 am

When I first got mixcraft 7 I was running a 32 bit win7 system, now I have a 64 bit system... If i were to uninstall MC7 (leaving all VST's and project files etc intact), and get the 64 bit version, would I encounter any problems?? would MC still be able to open project made on the 32 bit program? would 32 bit VST's still run?...??? I recently found out the 32 bit version has a 4 GB ram limit on projects (right??) and would like to upgrade. :)

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Re: upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by WhiRz » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:19 am

I think you can dowload both 32 and 64 bits if your 32 bits version is activated. Without having to uninstall the 32 bits version.
But I'm probably wrong.

Anyway if I'm right, you could test that on your own and have your own opinion.

Also consider the fact that if you use a lot of 32 bits VST, it will eat more CPU if you use the 64 bits.
I've took the 64 bits only because I got a lot of 64 bits VST.

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Re: upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by JonInc » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:44 am

It should be fine since Mixcraft has a built-in utility that will "bridge" the 32 bit plugs to 64 bit.

That being said, you should run native versions of plugins when you can (the less bridging the better), so best to install the 64 bit versions of your plugins if available. Keep the 32 bit and 64 bit plugins in separate folders.

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Re: upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by chibear » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:08 am


Check your available RAM to see what there is to work with. Remember if you have lots of 32 bit VSTs and VSTi's running in 64 bit Mixcraft, each one will be run in a wrapper which eats up RAM. So if breaking the 4GB barrier is your goal, IMO you should have a minimum of 12GB of RAM on your machine with <> 8 GB free.

Another alternative if you only have a few 64 bit plugins would be to run 32 bit Mixcraft and then use a bitbridge like Jbridge to wrap the 64 bit plugin(s) so then you would have a RAM ceiling of 4GB for Mixcraft and your 32 bit plugins plus whatever your machine can handle for the 64 bit plugin(s). Several of us used this method to run 64 bit plugins in Mixcraft 6 which was 32 bit only.
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Re: upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by Steadj12 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:00 pm

Thanks for the replies... One more question... Mixcraft should still be able to run projects made in the 32 bit version whe I upgrade to 64 bit right? I've got 16 GB of ram installed so space shouldnt be a problem...

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Re: upgrading to 64 bit???

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:51 am

Yes, the projects should run. Hw well will rely on a combination of your machines performance and project specifics.
It would probably be best to follow the original suggestion of installing both versions for evaluation and decide for yourself which best suits you.
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