Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

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Live 64 bit recognizable improvement for you

HUGE difference from the 32
6
30%
A good improvement from the 32
7
35%
Slight improvement
3
15%
No improvement for me
4
20%
 
Total votes: 20

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Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by filter_7 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:17 pm

The poll wants to determine the impact of the 64 bit version of Live in your workflow and performance, compared to the 32 bit version that you used before.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by re:dream » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:13 pm

I no understand. It's the same software, with the proviso that it can handle 64 bit VSTs & (in rare instances) big, memory-heavy sets). It's not aimed at improving workflow.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by tone61 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:53 pm

When I first switched from 32-bit to 64-bit Live I noticed the new version didn't crash as often in my computer.
Been using 64-bit Live ever since, so no idea if it's still this way.
But I'd think stability improves workflow of any software quite a bit.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by filter_7 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:36 pm

Thanks tone61, it's exactly what I meant.

If you noticed any kind of improvement using Live 64 bit compared to the 32, vote and tell us!

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by florian_bl » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:50 pm

Max for Live crashed when opening it from my template session in Ableton Live. The template included a Multisample Drum Rack that was using about 120 MB of memory. Far away from the possible 4 GB, yet it crashed every single time for months, when I opened Max for Live. After the update to 64 bit there were no crashes anymore with the same template session.

This is far from a scientific proof, more like a single observation. But yeah, upgrading to 64 bit solved my main problem with Ableton Live.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by jestermgee » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:41 pm

Used the 64 bit version since day 1 on Live 8 and that was the last day I touched 32 bit.

For me it's %98.6275 stable and the biggest "stability" improvement I saw was I no longer had crashes due to memory limits.

Live has always been stable for me so I have never understood others issues.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by irrelevance » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:30 pm

jestermgee wrote:Used the 64 bit version since day 1 on Live 8 and that was the last day I touched 32 bit.

For me it's %98.6275 stable and the biggest "stability" improvement I saw was I no longer had crashes due to memory limits.

Live has always been stable for me so I have never understood others issues.
Yes no more memory crashes is big bonus but bigger is just being able to run more devices and chains for sound design and arranging not having to stop and render or plan/stay mindful of my bounce down periods in a session means I'm free to stay creative. 64bit opens up the full potential of live for me.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by XSIMan » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:47 pm

I started using 64bit with the Live 8 beta. Allowed me to use all my sampled instruments instead of choosing which ones I have to not use, to avoide the 32bit 3.5GB ram limit crash.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by Stromkraft » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:25 pm

re:dream wrote:I no understand. It's the same software, with the proviso that it can handle 64 bit VSTs & (in rare instances) big, memory-heavy sets). It's not aimed at improving workflow.
No, it's not aimed at that, but that doesn't mean it can't still do that in effect. I found the improvement in Live 9.0.x performance to be massive between 32bit and 64bit. Much less so in Live 9.1.x. Performance issues do affect work flow.

It's all an interaction between hardware, the specific software being used including the OS, so it's bound to be different for different setups. The only way to know if it works better for you is to try it. You can have both versions installed and move projects between them (barring the xxbit only plug-ins).
Make some music!

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by filter_7 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:14 pm

Stromkraft wrote: You can have both versions installed and move projects between them (barring the xxbit only plug-ins).
Can you point me to some site/tutorial that explains it?

Would be great to have win7 64 bit on a usb pen or an external HD, and I'm wondering if it's easy to setup without formatting my actual 32 bit version.

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Re: Live 64 bit improvement for your workflow

Post by Timbeaux » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:35 pm

jestermgee wrote:Used the 64 bit version since day 1 on Live 8 and that was the last day I touched 32 bit.

For me it's %98.6275 stable and the biggest "stability" improvement I saw was I no longer had crashes due to memory limits.

Live has always been stable for me so I have never understood others issues.
same here , exactly the sam :)

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