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