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Change the memory limit on Adobe Audition?
Old 17th November 2009
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Change the memory limit on Adobe Audition?

I'm running Adobe Audition 3 (I'll pause for the laughter to die down...) on Vista x64 with 8gb of RAM memory. I just found out that even though AA3 runs smoothly on the 64-bit OS, it still has a 32-bit-style memory limit of 2gb. This is unacceptable.

I know that other Adobe apps like Photoshop allow you to change the memory limit. Is there any way (legitimate or by hackery) that I can change the memory limit on AA3? I MUST have more than 2gb of memory. And since Adobe doesn't seem to be in any rush to put out an official 64-bit version of AA, I need to figure out how to work around this.

Note: bouncing down tracks with plugins and/or merging tracks is NOT an option.

Another note: in the probable case that no solution is extant, could somebody suggest a DAW that:
1) runs smoothly on a Vista x64 PC
2) doesn't have a memory limit problem
3) isn't Pro Tools
Old 17th November 2009
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Adobe products are still 32bit. You will have to wait for CS5 for full 64bit support which is due in April.

Old 17th November 2009
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But CS5 won't have Audition. They put SoundBooth in with the CS bundles.

Any idea when 64-bit Audition is scheduled for release?
Old 18th November 2009 | Show parent
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What about Reaper? Smooth as hell with unbelievably frequent updates and very inexpensive. Plus it can access as much memory as you have.
Old 18th November 2009
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Reaper, eh? I'll have to check that out. That didn't even occur to me; I just heard about their x64 release.
Old 13th December 2009 | Show parent
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Why do people go for the 64 version of Vista? Why? Whats the advantage?

All you end up with is being 50% less compatible with stuff that will run on your machine. At least, I seem to keep seeing that so Im finally asking about it. What gives?
Old 13th December 2009 | Show parent
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64bit RAM addressing? 4gb is the maximum amount of RAM a 32bit app can address I believe...
Old 15th December 2009 | Show parent
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Yes, precisely for that RAM issue. 64-bit OS lets you use more RAM for your programs.

By the way, I use Audition 3.0 too.
I'm thinking of switching to SONAR unless they come out with an Audition 4.0 with 64-bit real soon...
Old 15th December 2009 | Show parent
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If I was on PC I'd be with a 64 bit app in a heartbeat. I'm incredibly disappointed at the slow moving to 64 bit on the Apple side. Sonar looks great.
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