Working on Album. Should I transfer Live 8 32-bit Projects/Sets to 64-bit Live 9?

I am almost done working on my first album which I started in Live 8 (32-bit). I am experiencing overload issues and issues related to freezing too many tracks (hard drive can't keep up). All of my third party plug-ins are 64-bit compatible. I would love to take advantage of 64-bit Live 9 with it's automation curves, new effects, etc. but have been advised about not changing/upgrading in the process of completing an album.

Any advice?

Thank You in advance!

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xXxKoPxXx 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • biglegomonster
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    I think you should back all your files up and then try it. As long as you have the backups there should be no problems really, as you can always go back.

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • rjvaleo
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    Don't do the 64bit version, it only increases the amount of ram Live can access. If you want to use Live9 just use the 32bit version. Most of your plugs won't run in 64bit version.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • adamj
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    I'd be more concerned about upgrading to Live 9 than choosing 32 vs 64 bit. If you are close to finishing your album, I'd just try to stay focused on getting it done, and then upgrade. Upgrading and running into new bugs can be quite a distraction from making music.

    That said, you can install Live 9 alongside Live 8 if you want to start playing with it. You can even open your album's Live 8 projects, and AS LONG AS YOU DON'T SAVE in Live 9, you can still go back and open in Live 8. But if you are going to try that, you better back up your files first as biglegomonster suggested. If accidentally save you won't be able to open that project Live 8 anymore, and if you hit a serious bug in Live 9, well you might be stuck for a while.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • adamlinkrobot
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    Danger, Will Robinson...Proceed with caution...

    I repeat, stick with the 32 bit version of Live 9.

    I repeat, finish your album in Live 8, then close the door to the past and record your next album using Live 9.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • endlight81
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    I noticed that I had downloaded the 32 bit version of 9 earlier and decided to switch to the 64 bit version instead.... only to find that the 64 bit won't load any of my vst plugins.  Back to 32 bit.  Would finishing in 32 and then exporting and doing your mastering in 64 make a difference?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • HiramKeys
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    changing to 64bit will not solve your problems if your having overload problems with track counts then you need a better harddrive.

    so ssd or even a raid config using ssd

    also not using the same drive that your os is on will improve track counts.

     

    as for all your third party plugs are 64bit compatible is that because your using them now in live 32bit on a 64bit os because if so then your just using 32bit plug ins in a 32bit host on a 64bit os.

    if you had 64bit live on it wont see them, so then you will have to make sure you have 64 bit versions.

    for example korg plugs have only just got 64bit versions yesterday, sound toys have no 64bit versions

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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