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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 10:49 AM Reply

At 4/27/07 02:51 AM, hellsmaw18 wrote: ...2k pro is the most stable...[and] its more user-friendly and has more functionability than xp or vista.... oh, and i did read the specs for vista and it does use and do a lot of the things ive mentioned. just be glad were not stuck in the days of win 3.XX

Sure, 2kpro is quite stable - it beats the hell out of 98 which seemed to crash 5 times a day for no apparent reason. And yes the Windows OS has come a long way since v.3

Like I said earlier, I'm not pushing for everyone to uprade - there really isn't any audio related reason why you should - ME and XP are both fine for audio. But also, as I said, there are no audio related reasons not to upgrade either.

I'm glad that you read a Vista spec sheet but I haven't yet experienced any of the issues that you pointed out earlier - Others might, but I have not. I'm hoping that I don't - I suppose time will tell on that one.

At 4/27/07 03:08 AM, jarrydn wrote: I'd rather be stuck with 3.11
Copy of Voyetra Pro, and a bunch of outboard gear. Yes plz.

Old school... :D

Sorry jarrydn, you know I respect you but I'm not sure I share the sentiment. I'm too fond of the newer apps.

Arguing which OS is "the best" really is a bit silly though - Considering that Voyd was asking about compatibility with Vista I'll focus on that for now:

Audio Editors:
SoundForge 8.0d and Audition 2 work here. No issues at all yet

Audio Creation:
Reason 3.0.4, AcidPro 6.0d and Podium 1.77 work. No issues at all yet

I haven't had any problems with any VST's yet either - NI's B4, FM7, Pro-53, Massive, Reaktor5 and Kompakt all work. Zebra2 and it's variants work.

AnalogX apps all seem to work.

Here are a few apps that had problems or needed adjustments:

AudioMulch 1.0 ran correctly with minor adjustments to compatibility settings (needed to have the "Run this program as an administrator" box checked)

ComputerMuzys 1.5 apparently will not work at all with DirectSound Drivers - Use ASIO and it works fine

Tuareg 2 has problems and will not run correctly unless you set the compatibility to Win98/Win ME - after that it sems to run fine.
Moonfish and Hammerhead did not work correctly - I think it may be related to the DirectSound problem that CM1.5 was having at first.

then again how many people are using these apps anyways?

A side note about Vista stability:
In testing some of the above problem softwares, I apparently hurt the OS a bit - while I was writing this I got a message that Windows Explorer stopped working and needed to be be restarted - no crash - no blue screen - no reboot, this all happened while I was typing this - Explorer re-initialized without shutting this window down or causing me to lose any data. Seems alright to me - better than a 98 BSOD by far.

I'll post more results here and there as I get around to testing this and that - Others might help by doing the same.


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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 11:14 AM Reply

blah blah.. *skims over topic*

ok I have vista and I'll admit.. I hated it at first.. but with each patch its getting better ^^

ok here are my specs :P

Intel Core Duo Processor T2250
(1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)

14.1 WXGA CrystalBrite LCD (yup its a laptop)

Intel Graphics Media Accellerator 950
160 GB HDD
DVD-Super Multi Double layer
(support DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+-RW)
2GB DDR2 (support dual-channel)
802.11a/b/g wireless LAN

so basically.. top of the line laptop atm

cpu usage of VISTA on its own.. generally 6%

of course I havent bothered to get rid of half the crap it came with..

with the exception that i fet a weird error of not beign able to save snapshop when I close fl - and when I open it i have to tell it which vstis are new every time (ugh) it works fine. Better than fine - it works awesome :P

so basically if u have a crap computer i guess vista will work crap on it :P


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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 11:48 AM Reply

At 4/26/07 02:08 PM, LJCoffee wrote:
At 4/26/07 02:07 PM, LJCoffee wrote: Phase-X-807... post your system specs
Correction - the above request should have been for hellsmaw18 not Phase-X-807

Lol,i was about to correct you there...


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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 12:36 PM Reply

I have to disagree with just about everything thats been said about vista in this thread. I'm running it on a computer that doesn't even have the minimum requirements to run it and its great. Also, it hasn't effected FL at all, it still works the same as it did on XP. So far the only compatability issue I've encountered is with Apple quicktime. I'd recommend getting it

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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 06:31 PM Reply

Reason, VSTs, sibelius and FL definatly work on Vista, I'm running them

Cubase definatly does NOT. Protools I'm not sure about.

If you're getting a new comp soley for music design, wait for the new mac OS to come out then nab a duel core ubermac.

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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 08:09 PM Reply

At 4/27/07 06:31 PM, Khuskan wrote: Reason, VSTs, sibelius and FL definatly work on Vista, I'm running them

Cubase definatly does NOT. Protools I'm not sure about.

If you're getting a new comp soley for music design, wait for the new mac OS to come out then nab a duel core ubermac.

sucks to be you- cubase works for ME - muahahaha :P


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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 08:15 PM Reply

if it aint broke.... dont fix it, XP has so many +'s atm over vista, especially with older programmes.

regardless of whats better or not i love the adage of the challange.

USE WHATEVER TOOLS YOU HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU.

you can create a masterpiece on an atari st as long as you know what you working with.

bigger is not better. stick to what you know, what you know is safe for the mean time. if you really feel the need to move to the next platform, invest heavily now, or get a half decent set up then invest marginally less later.

I'd invest in XP for now tho, build you pc to be a monster, xp has another 3-5 years left before it's fucked, stick to what you know.


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Response to Vista Combatibility Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 10:52 PM Reply

At 4/27/07 08:15 PM, pitbulljones wrote: sometone has 3-5 years left before he's fucked

well said :P


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