I've just started making the move to Windows 7 64 Bit and would be grateful for any advice and/or suggestions etc. Although I would appreciate any comments at all on the subject I would welcome particularly any input on all things Garritan and Win 7 64 Bit.
To start with, my hardware is just over a year old. I build my own DAWs so I made sure my hardware is all 64 Bit enabled and I have available all the 64 Bit drivers. No problems there and everything hardware is getting along nicely together .. er .. so far.
Now regarding the software:
I know Aria is 64 Bit enabled so should be no problems with GPO4. I use this in both Finale 2010 and Sonar 8.5 both of which are 64 Bit enabled. So far it looks like these should all work together and I should be able to use GPO4 Aria with both Finale and Sonar.
Has anyone tried the above either with Finale 2010 or Sonar 8.5 (64 Bit versions)?
JaBB and CoMB:
Presently these use KP2 which is not 64 Bit. I realise that the full Kontakt 3.5 and up is 64 Bit enabled and, therefore, I presume that the Kontakt Player 3.5 will also be available as 64 Bit. My questions on this are:
(1) Would KP3.5 load JaBB and CoMB so they are shown and available as they are in KP2?
(2) Would the latest full Kontakt 4 load JaBB and CoMB in the same way or would these need the Kontakt Player?
If anyone has tried any of the above I would be grateful if you would share your experiences .. good or bad.
I realise that both JaBB and CoMB with Aria are in Beta testing. (This was mentioned in a thread no so long ago, anyone wanting more information try a search for that thread.) These will obviously be 64 Bit but until released the Kontakt player is needed.
Lastly, if anyone would like to add more on Garritan and Windows 7 64 Bit that I haven't mentioned or would just like to share any thoughts or experiences with Windows 7 64 Bit generally, I would welcome them.