Re: Best OS for Sonar 8.5 Studio?
I run normal XP Pro with Sonar 8.5 Pro but I agree with Cactus that it's probably best to go with Windows 7 now due to the fact that come April 2014, XP reaches end of life which means they'll no longer be any hotfixes for it. I'll be upgrading my rig shortly to Win 7 Pro 64-bit! I'd give Vista a miss too unless you already have it as Microsoft made hundreds of optimisations with Win7 so it runs much better than Vista.
Also, due to the memory limitations of XP 32-bit, it's probably better to go with Win7 64-bit as you'll be able to exceed the 4GB memory limit. At that point, I'd also opt for installing Sonar 64-bit too!
However, before you get stuck into any major projects, just make sure all your plugins work, especially if some of them don't have 64-bit versions as some VSTs which are 32-bit only don't like running on a 64-bit host even with bit-bridging software!
post edited by RickJP909 - 2013/10/04 21:08:42
Synth Hardware Aficionado! Moog Sub 37, Roland MKS-70/XV-5080/JV-1000/JP-8000/JP-8080/Boutique JP-08, Oberheim Matrix-1000, Korg EX-8000/MS2000B, Novation Super Bass Station/A-Station/Drum Station 2/Supernova 2, E-MU Orbit-3, Edirol UM-550/880, Lexicon MX300, Akai MPD226, Mackie ProFX22, M-Audio Delta Soundcard. PC: AMD FX-6350, 8GB RAM, Samsung 840 EVO SSD, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Sonar X2a Producer/Platinum (32-bit).