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first true 64bit versions of popular DAW applications
« on: April 23, 2019, 08:50:58 PM »
posting some notes i made just now
there have been many era's for popular computing in terms of compatibility / platform
here are some notes on the timeline of those changes that occurred in computing/os :

FIRST 64-BIT VERSIONS (able to use more than 4GB RAM)
FLStudio   07/11/2014       FL Studio 11.1
Pro tools   06/21/2013      Pro Tools 11
Ableton   07/05/2012      Ableton Live 8.4
Reason   09/30/2011      Reason 6
Logic      01/01/2010      Logic Pro 9.1
Cubase    02/01/2009      Cubase 5
Nuendo    07/31/2009      Nuendo 4.3   


(Jul 11, 2014) - FL Studio 64 Bit is now available.
(Jun 21, 2013) Pro Tools 11         
(Jul 2012) https://sonicscoop.com/2012/07/05/ableton-live-8-4-now-in-beta-introducing-64-bit-support/
(Jan 2011 article) https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/switching-64-bit
(Jan 2010) Apple released Logic Pro 9.1, an Intel only release, thereby officially discontinuing Logic for the PowerPC platform; has the option of running in 64-bit mode
(Mar 2009) jbridge first posted
(Feb 2009) Cubase 5 released https://typo3test.steinberg.net/en/newsandevents/news/newsdetail/article/cubase-5-and-cubase-studio-5-launch-476.html
"full support for Windows Vista 64-bit Editions."
(Jul 2009) Windows 7 Released
(Apr.18.2006) http://www.motu.com/newsitems/64-bit-windows-drivers-are-now-available https://www.soundonsound.com/news/motu-release-64-bit-drivers
(Apr 2005) https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/sonar-going-64-bit
(Jan 2005) https://www.cakewalk.com/Press/Release/1043/01-20-05-x64
(June 1999) https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/vst2/ http://jvstwrapper.sourceforge.net/vst20spec.pdf


DOS/ATARI    85-90      (6 years)
16bit win3      90-95      (6 years)   (limited to 256Mb RAM)
32bit win9x    95-2001       (7 years)   (limited to 512Mb RAM)
32bit powerpc   98-05      (8 years)   
32bit XP/NT   01-09      (8 years)   (limited to 4GB RAM)
64bit Mac      09-19
64bit Win      09-19      (11 years?)   (able to use 8GB / 16GB / 32gb+ RAM)
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Re: first true 64bit versions of popular DAW applications
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:51:25 PM »
64-bit ASIO
Steinberg releases new ASIO 2.2 standard
Full 64-bit support for Steinberg’s industry-standard technology
September 13 2006


(For those interested; the earlier version of ASIO, ASIO 2.0 was introduced with Cubase VST 24 4.1 Macintosh Jul 1999 according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinberg_Cubase

64-bit REWIRE
Oct 2011, (coinciding with the release of Reason 6.0?) according to posts on this thread

apparently Steinberg themselves never implemented 64-bit Rewire into Cubase untill a Cubase 6 update v6.0.6 - according to this forum page:  https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19799
this is confirmed in the update history document here:

so if you want full 64bit; you need to use a Cubase version later than 6.06 (Oct 2011)
(if you want to use rewire, (32bit or 64bit!) please keep in mind that rewire was excluded from "LE" versions of Cubase starting with Cubase LE4! Cubase SE + LE that came out prior to Cubase 4 series apps still have functional 32bit rewire implementation! but of course you would probably have to use those on old 32bit platforms winXP + OSX PPC i dont think they would work on 64bit win/osx so really the best idea is to at least get a copy of AI or Elements if you need Rewire capability -- Chris)

according to this page: https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4697914
Studio One v2.0 was the first to support 64bit Rewire with Reason 6+
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 02:09:49 PM by chrisNova777 »