Audiophile 2496 x64 Rant

Okay- this is a pure rant with nothing of value to anyone but myself. I’ve been using an M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 for years now in 32-bit systems: both Windows XP and Vista.  This is a great card- massive clarity above anything else I’ve ever tried.  I’ve produced a ton of projects off of this card and it is tightly integrated into my studio cabling at this point. Recently, I upgraded my hardware and took advantage of 8GB of RAM.  To actually utilize that amount of RAM, you need a 64-bit OS. The whole point of this rant is that

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Sonar 8 PE Review

Sonar 8 was released a few weeks ago.  Being in the middle of a project at the time, I’ve had a good week or so to check out some of the new features. Here are some things I like: SONAR Performance Optimizations How can you not like this?  I haven’t had a huge problem with projects in the past, but do notice a significant decrease in resource usage in this new version, all the same. Dedicated Instrument Track This is more of an organizational preference than anything else- but I do find it a bit cleaner than the old way

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Adobe CS3 Upgrade Paths?

Various Amazon worlwide stores have posted pricing info and box art for the upcoming Adobe CS3 product suites that will be officially announced tomorrow. Depending on where you look, both upgrade and ‘upsell’ pricing is present alongside the full retail licenses. I hope that the Adobe store will offer a variety of upgrade paths as many of us own both a collection of Adobe software and also Macromedia Studio 8. Fractured Vision Media is licensed with both Studio 8 and the CS2 Production Studio Bundle- so we pretty well have the CS2 version of the new “CS3 Master Collection” being

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