Windows 7 - anyone using?

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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2009/12/04 13:24:07 (permalink)
You can go the 64 bit route with Win 7 and run SONAR in 32 bit mode or 64 bit mode.


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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2009/12/04 14:54:05 (permalink)
@emwhy - thanks!  this is the first OS i've installed, so if I run W7 as 64-bit, and then run Sonar in 64-bit, will I have any problems with loading in my current VSTs and other programs that I use w/ Sonar (or on my PC in general)?  Also, will I need to do any special tweaks in order to avoid thinks like latency or clipping?


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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2009/12/04 16:05:35 (permalink)
No special tweaks, but to be safe make sure your hardware has drivers that will work with Windows 7. Also it's best at this juncture to install both versions of SONAR (32 & 64). They wont get in each others way and you'll avoid any nasty surprises with projects that might not load correctly in the 64 bit version.


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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/12 15:34:05 (permalink)
Initially I had an issue with my Interface mixer (which I use as a soundcard), but I ran a patch from Alesis and it seemed to fix the issue. I love windows 7 w/ Sonar! They work great together from my vantage point, it's not without some minor flaws, but all in all it works very good. Now if I can just figure out why my exported wave & or Riff are not recognized in my burn software. Geesh.


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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/12 18:47:36 (permalink)
blakjustice30


Initially I had an issue with my Interface mixer (which I use as a soundcard), but I ran a patch from Alesis and it seemed to fix the issue. I love windows 7 w/ Sonar! They work great together from my vantage point, it's not without some minor flaws, but all in all it works very good. Now if I can just figure out why my exported wave & or Riff are not recognized in my burn software. Geesh.


It could be the User Account Control Permissions issue, I posted a thread about here in the coffee House. Permissions, Permissions, Permissions.

Craig DuBuc
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/14 17:20:05 (permalink)
Dimension Pro and Rapture 64 bit on Windows 7 64 bit are unstable- regular crashes- Cakewalk have obviosuly not regression tested this and yet they claim Windows 7 compatibility- rubbish.

Raised a problem report 10 days ago and no update from them since. 

Simply deasful.

Reverted back to 32 bit (on 64 bit OS).

Come on Cakewalk- give us some idea as to when you are going to sort this out!
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/14 20:59:44 (permalink)
Win 7 64 bit works a charm.  My only casualty plugin is Colortone (which I love) because Pluggo is not supported.
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/31 21:33:24 (permalink)
I recently purchased a Dell XPS 9000 with Windows 7 64 bit included and Cakewalk ALWAYS dies and the machine freezes.

I should have gotten a damn Mac!!!!!!!!


I HATE Microsoft and I hate the endless search for programs, drivers, downloads, patches and assortded BS that comes with a new OS that simply will not work.

So -- I basically have a $3,000 paperweight.

Thanks Cakewalk and thank you, Micoflacid!!!

In the Linux world we have been running 64 bit applications for years .... and they are free!


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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/31 21:35:01 (permalink)
munmun


Win 7 64 bit works a charm.  My only casualty plugin is Colortone (which I love) because Pluggo is not supported.


What's your setup?

Soundcard?

I love doing a hard reboot every time I open Cakewalk sonar .... it's great!!
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/31 22:07:13 (permalink)
AndrewFiacre


munmun


Win 7 64 bit works a charm.  My only casualty plugin is Colortone (which I love) because Pluggo is not supported.


What's your setup?

Soundcard?

I love doing a hard reboot every time I open Cakewalk sonar .... it's great!!

Here you go:
 
i7 cpu with 6 GB Ram 64 bit.
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/01/31 23:08:28 (permalink)
I should have gotten a damn Mac!!!!!!!! I HATE Microsoft... In the Linux world we have been running 64 bit applications for years .... and they are free!

 
Begs the question: why the deuce did you buy a Wintel system if you think Macs and Linux are so great?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/02/01 08:23:25 (permalink)
AndrewFiacre


I recently purchased a Dell XPS 9000 with Windows 7 64 bit included and Cakewalk ALWAYS dies and the machine freezes.

I should have gotten a damn Mac!!!!!!!!


I HATE Microsoft and I hate the endless search for programs, drivers, downloads, patches and assortded BS that comes with a new OS that simply will not work.

So -- I basically have a $3,000 paperweight.

Thanks Cakewalk and thank you, Micoflacid!!!

In the Linux world we have been running 64 bit applications for years .... and they are free!


Learning a new OS can be hard. Especially when it works differently than what you've been using and have acquired habits in usage. Are you new to Cakewalk and Sonar also? Instead of just slamming everything in frustration, maybe you should describe your current problems and seek some advice.

Craig DuBuc
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/02/01 08:28:03 (permalink)
I can virtually guarantee it's not the Dell, W7 or Sonar.  It'll be something in your setup, and most likely your soundcard drivers.  My Dell is running 64bit W7 and both Sonar32 and Sonar64.  I have the proper 64bit drivers for the SPS-25.  Only once has it crashed severely which forced a re-install of the SPS drivers.  Any other crashes I've had (and those are now very rare) have always been due to a rogue VST.

Wood

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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/02/01 12:05:46 (permalink)
I see the Dell comes with McAfee....
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/02/19 17:11:48 (permalink)
Hi there,
 
i see you seem to be running an fw 1884 with win7,  are you using the vista driver for it and if so did you have any issues?
 
Thanks up front for your comments on this.
 
Damon UK.
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RE: Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/13 13:51:47 (permalink)
Hi All,
It's been 2 months since this thread was active. I too am thinking of making the jump (XP Pro to 7 Ultimate) for my desktop machine. Just curious as to what people's experience is like at this point. Like many Sonar (Producer 8.5) owners, I have a BOATLOAD of VSTs. That is my biggest fear-incompatibility of most-used plugins. I'm also using M-Audio hardware (Axiom Pro 49 and Mobile Pre) and am not very confident about THEIR Win 7 support either. I am content to stick with what works. But my (non-DAW) experience with Win 7 Ultimate on my laptop has been pretty positive so far. And it would be nice to take advantage of 64-bit on my desktop that was designed for just that. Any feedback/advice is much appreciated!
Ed
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/13 14:53:46 (permalink)
I am running Sonar 8 Producer with Windows 7 Pro on an HP laptop with 4 gigs of ram and an Intel-Core Duo processor, and have not experienced any problems apart from a slight "snap, crackle and pop" issue when using EZDrummer as a soft-synth - but after a little browsing of the web and tweaking of the audio system, that is all sorted out. After I brought it, and was on my way home, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that I had just made an R10, 000 mistake - but all for nothing, it works perfectly and smoothly!

My advice - go for it!
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/14 10:28:36 (permalink)
I run Sonar Producer 8.5.3 on Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and it works fine. My system is based on a Phenom 9650 plus 6 gigs of Ram. I use an EMU1616m as my main audio hardware, and there is a Beta driver for it for Windows 7 that seems stable. I also use a kX 3550 card with the 64 bit driver and it also works fine under Windows 7.

I also have a set of plugins and other audio software that works under Windows 7 64 bit, among them SoundForge 10, Musiclab Real Guitar and Real Strat, SampleLord, Extreme Sample Converter. The apps that I can't get to work in Windows 7 are:

EMU Emulator x2
Autotune 5

So I have to maintain a separate XP machine to keep running these apps. IMO its unacceptable that these apps haven't been patched to Windows 7, and it looks like they won't be. EMU's attitude is that you need to spend another $200 to get X3, which will work with Win7. Antares also seem to have the attitude that you need to upgrade to the latest version. Bad attitude in my opinion, and in the case of the latter I hope to be able to just use Roland V-Vocal in Sonar in future. Unfortunately there are very few substitutes for X2.
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/14 11:58:38 (permalink)
Running win7 64 and sonar8.5.3 64 on two machines, Desktop and laptop.  Both are perfectly stable only had initial setup issues that were my fault.  I can stack softsynths all day long without and stoppage.  For me at least this was a big stepup for DAW in the windows environment.  Most plugs will be native 64 in the next 6 months or they will go away.  I have never been happier recording, nor have any of my partners.

X1b PE, Sonar 8.5.3 PE 64bit...Amd Phenom II quad core processor 12gb ram,1tb hd & 500g hd, W7 64bit, Lynx AES16, (2) Apogee Rosetta 800's,Focal Twin6be's,M-Audio Midisport 4x4(64 bit driver), Mackie Control Universal Pro ++,Yamaha 01v96, All Rode mic's manufactered to date, alot of Shure mics,Yamaha XS8, Alesis QS8.1, Kurzweil k2000rs, Yamaha Motif es76, Kurzweil pc88, Roland XV-3080, Way too many guitars, a multitude of outboard processors,Yamaha C1 piano, Bach Strad, Yamaha Xeno, Yamaha 731 Flugel
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/14 14:23:42 (permalink)
I have playing around with PE 8.5.3 64 bit with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. The number 1 benefit I am seeing being able to use 5ms audio latency for mixing. In Windows XP I had to use upwards of 20ms. My projects are relatively small 5-10 tracks (mostly VST instruments) and not too many plugins.

I am having issues getting Addictive Drums to work, but I have not run into any issues with other instruments or plugins.

I tried using the 32 bit version of Sonar, but Dimension Pro would cause Sonar to crash. Do not have the details.  I may try installing the 32 bit version again to see if that helps with Addictive Drums.


Intel Core2 Quad 2.66GHz 4 GB RAM
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP
Roland Motif XS

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Sonar X2
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/15 10:41:30 (permalink)
gully wrote:
"I'm just wondering if perhaps I should have gone to 64-bit w/ W7, or if I'm better (for now?) sticking with the 32-bit.  "

If you bought a full version of Windows 7 (ie not the DSP version) then your license covers the 64 bit OS too. I would take the plunge and go the 64 bit route (after creating a restore image of your 32 bit OS). Yes there are going to be some thing that don't yet work, but you are going to love the decreased latency and all round 'Ferrari' performance of 64 bit. Its also the future.
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/15 12:45:09 (permalink)
If you are going 64, go all the way win7(64), sonar64.  You dont want to have to go back and reinstall everything a month from now when you realize how good the 64 bit system works.  I did it about a month ago and had only minor issues (my fault) and have never been happier.  Flawless low latency recordings and it may just be me, but everything sounds better.  The future is 64bit and software that doesn't keep up will go away.  Also, most hardware either has 64bit drivers or beta 64bit drivers, even those who waited out the whole vista thing.

X1b PE, Sonar 8.5.3 PE 64bit...Amd Phenom II quad core processor 12gb ram,1tb hd & 500g hd, W7 64bit, Lynx AES16, (2) Apogee Rosetta 800's,Focal Twin6be's,M-Audio Midisport 4x4(64 bit driver), Mackie Control Universal Pro ++,Yamaha 01v96, All Rode mic's manufactered to date, alot of Shure mics,Yamaha XS8, Alesis QS8.1, Kurzweil k2000rs, Yamaha Motif es76, Kurzweil pc88, Roland XV-3080, Way too many guitars, a multitude of outboard processors,Yamaha C1 piano, Bach Strad, Yamaha Xeno, Yamaha 731 Flugel
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Re:Windows 7 - anyone using? 2010/04/22 12:45:04 (permalink)
Hello damon777,
Have you checked compatibility?
Just an FYI for you.
It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibility.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
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