Good News, Windows Producers: FL Studio Goes 64-bit

Imagine if you could go back in time and tell yourself you could some day you would have a copy of Fruity Loops that supported up to 512 gigabytes of RAM. Well, while it’s doubtful anyone will use that theoretical capacity, technically speaking that day has arrived. The big news: you’re no longer limited to 4GB of RAM in FL Studio. FL already let you skirt that problem a bit by loading plug-ins and samples separately, but in 32-bit mode, “the core FL Studio 32 Bit process is still limited to 4 GB and so out-of-memory errors can occur when …

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FL Studio “Fruity Loops” 10 Adds 64-bit Savvy, Smarter Editing, New Pitch, Time, and Harmony Add-ons

The infamous FL Studio “giant screenshot.” Go ahead – eat up our bandwidth and have a closer look at what’s in FL 10, visually; click for the full-size version. FL Studio, aka Fruity Loops, has always been like opening a toybox of sound goodies for sound nerds – up to 30 instruments and 40+ effects in the latest edition. Just about every tool offers deep control for serious sound programmers, but there’s also a sense that those tools can be fun and immediate. And oddly, while developer Image-Line does introduce some instruments and effects as add-ons, all the functionality in …

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Life After Giga: Kontakt 3 Free 64-bit Upgrade Soon on Mac, Windows

  The current holy grail of sampling seems to be getting at more memory by providing 64-bit memory addressing, as I said this morning. With Tascam’s Giga out of the picture, it’s up to competing sampler products to deliver. Cakewalk’s Dimension Pro is already 64-bit support, as is their host, SONAR. Native Instruments points out that their flagship sampler Kontakt is on track to be 64-bit soon. Kontakt 3 does support disk streaming now, but it can’t yet do 64-bit memory addressing. With 32-bit memory addressing, you’re limited to around a couple of gigs of available RAM. That should change …

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Free Faux Turntable Plug-in: New Version of iZotope Vinyl Intel-Native

iZotope has updated their awesome vinyl simulation plug-in with support for Intel Macs, Windows x64, and Pro Tools 7 (though it will still support Pro Tools 6.1 and later). If you haven’t yet got this on your system, now’s the time: using 64-bit processing (hey, it requires a lot of bits to simulate those old phonographs), it can add mechanical and electrical noise, wear, dust, scratch, and warping to your sound. It can even simulate specific years of records and works in both stereo and mono. Full live control and automation, too — this is a serious freebie, probably because …

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iZotope Trash, Mastering, Spectral Plug-ins Supports Mactel Universal, Pro Tools 7, Windows x64

Let there be plug-ins. Sure, Intel Mac users (and would-be Intel Mac buyers) are happy to have Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and other software running on their new boxes, but without plug-ins, what good are they? Popular developer iZotope announced this week that they are releasing Ozone 3 (64-bit mastering, pictured in fashionable Ghostbusters green), Trash (their legendary 64-bit distorting, filtering, amplifying, crunching, delaying, grungifying plug), and Spectron (the morphing/smearing spectral effects toolbox) for Intel Macs. For Pro Tools 7 and Windows x64 users also in the lurch, you’re covered, too. x64 support should be especially nice for Cakewalk …

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