as a partisan (but not rich enough to buy a new one...LOL) Mac Pro user, I underestimated the power (and the truble) coming out from my new PC, running a native 64bit Vista Home Premium (incredibly good and unexpensive 1K€ vs. 2.5K€ of same performance Pro Mac).
I was planning to use it only for fun (video editing and video games) but it's soooooo fast, that i didn't resist to the temptation of installing some of my music software....and so pleasure and pain started mixing in a full mess...LOL
The performances of the system due to large RAM and core2 Quad are amazing...never so much and demanding VI sessions played before in my studio...BUT...
No 64b software!!...compatibility issues...not available drivers...90% of my HW and SW are obsolete for the new system and 50% are simply not working at all...
The question is: had some of you a trial of real 64bit music software? (e.g. Cubase 5 + last generation 64bit effects and players)
I'm worried buying some update that seems to be still very unstable according forum and communities, and I can't understand and estimate the real benefit: suggestions and experiences are welcome, thanks in advance.