Originally Posted by bigtrouble77
I don't understand why some of these audio-centric distros don't have a 64bit release. Seems to me audio production will actually take full advantage of the extra memory and faster encoding 64bit allows for. At least Ubuntu Studio is considering a 64bit Feisty (mubuntu) release.
Heh yea I had been keeping an ear on it as a thing to pass time on the LAU/LAD lists. Thing is last I heard since they were based off Suse they were going with the default Suse desktop. But at any rate elive is also moving in that direction, the dev is off on vacation I believe till February but when he gets back I am planning on discussing his implementation of the realtime preemption based kernel, as he has already said it is a path he wishes to pursue, it just doesn't seem to be implemented correctly as of yet, but also as I said I need to discuss with him about it before I say that for certain. Anyways on to the above comment, the one and only reason I rebuilt my computer into 32 bit instead of 64 bit had nothing to do with Linux Audio Software this time around. It had everything to do with precompiled VSTs that I run, and them not working well in 64 bit(Or at all). I tried maintaining a 32 bit chroot, but it got to much work at the end for this since most of my software had to be keptin that chroot, and I couldn't connect the 32 bit and 64 bit software in Jack. So unless I wasn't using Jack with it, it was 32 bit. So while I lose out on a few programs, I will have to live with it for the time being. Now that being said, the performance difference for audio software 32 vs 64 bit is not much at all. Video and 3D rendering may be other topics(And strangely those were the 64 bit programs in my 64 bit desktop
but I don't know enough to comment on those myself. But yes you are correct BT. As long as I was not using VSTs I could run 64 bit flawlessly and was quite happy. Seablade