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Title: first true 64bit versions of popular DAW applications
Post by: chrisNova777 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 :

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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

sources:

(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

ALSO : SEE THIS POST FOR THE LAST 32 BIT VERSIONS   (http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,5609)
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,5609


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Platforms
DOS/ATARI    85-90      (6 years)
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16bit win3      90-95      (6 years)   (limited to 256Mb RAM)
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32bit win9x    95-2001       (7 years)   (limited to 512Mb RAM)
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32bit powerpc   98-05      (8 years)   
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32bit XP/NT   01-09      (8 years)   (limited to 4GB RAM)
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64bit Mac      09-19
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64bit Win      09-19      (11 years?)   (able to use 8GB / 16GB / 32gb+ RAM)
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