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OSX Yosemite + 64bit

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Hey guys,

So dad just picked up a new iMac today which runs Yosemite and is obviously 64bit. I hate change when things are working perfectly but this screen is fucking amazing! It's a 27" and it's crystal fucking clear!

Yosemite has been around for a while now (this iMac is currently 10.10.2) so i'm guessing most of the bugs have been ironed out. I'm just seeking any info from anyone using Yosemite with logic Pro 9 (or X - ox, this means you) and whether it's working a breeze or it's still got a few bugs. All my stuff is running in 32bit in Snow Leopard still, because it's basically bulletproof for me. I'm gonna hijack dads iMac and install the 64bit version of Ableton on it and see how that goes (I've heard good things about running Ableton in 64bit). I'd honestly like to avoid running Logic Pro X, just because i'm not a total fan of it yet, but if i have to I will.

If it's worth upgrading i'll be pretty interested in doing so, coz i'm loving the screen size first of all!

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You can still run Logic in 32 bit mode on a 64 bit system. Same with Ableton.

This website is pretty handy --> http://roaringapps.com/

According to this, if you download and install the latest updates for logic pro 9 straight away, logic works OK.

Unfortunately there is no data on ableton on the above site, but according to ableton, it works on yosemite https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article ... patibilty/

I suggest checking plugin compatibility too

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Cool cool. I know most of my plugins won't work natively but there's some sort of bridging app that's used to make sylenth work in 64bit. I'm not gonna be in a mad rush about it but I wanna do some reading

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There are a few that do that.

I think one is jbridge, the other '32 bits'

But ye, if you have heaps of 32bit plugins, just run your daw in 32 bit mode for less headaches. Then work on upgrading each plugin to 64 bit. The only benefit you get running the daw in 64 bit is you can utilise more than 4GB ram in the host

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I thought you couldn't operate 32bit programs on a 64bit platform. My understanding of it all is Snow Leopard was the last 32/64 host. Mavericks came out which was 64 only. I must be wrong yeah?

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Yeah, even though the OS is fully 64-bit, you can still run 32 bit programs.

32-bit OS = can't utilise more than 4GB ram at all

64-bit OS running 32-bit program = that program can only use 4GB ram.

On the Mac, if you right click on the app file for logic/ableton and go to 'get info', you can change what mode it runs in

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