Here it is, Q3 2007. We've had many, many generations of 64-bit chips from AMD and Intel - and motherboards that support them. We've had two generations of 64-bit operating systems from Microsoft. Hardware, driver and application developers have seen this coming for years.
So, why can't we load up 8GB of RAM with samples just yet - or can we?
Last week I bought my wife a laptop, and mentioned that her old desktop might be nice to convert to a sample engine. She wanted to know why I needed another dang computer. I explained the whole sample/RAM relationship and what it does to work flow - and our time.
I then realized that I don't want another computer with networking/audio cards/cables/KVMs/remote desktops. I want a single fast PC with fast drives and 8GB or more or RAM. That's my next upgrade.
As a kid on a long, sweaty drive might say, "are we there yet?"
Vista's audio support apparently isn't streamlined. I assume we need XP64. Then we need an audio card and drivers. Next is a mobo with lotsa RAM capacity. Any current CPU will do. But will GVI or K2 make use of the space? And which sequencer will play nice? And what about a VSTi host that can handle all that RAM? And what of all these stupid proprietary samplers? VI? Play? and on and on...
And ...will it be stable?
Anybody want such a setup?
Anybody got such a setup?
Having just completed a 48-hour film project, I'm fed up with the current RAM limits. I want my samples to have access to the better part of 8GB of RAM for Christmas!