[ardour-users] Intel EM64T and Ardour+VST

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Aug 23 06:44:50 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 03:39 +0200, . wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a new computer based on a dual core2 Conroe E6700 Intel and i intend to 
> install a Gentoo distro.
> My main usage will be of course running Ardour :)
> My problem is that i am a quite unaware of the issues regarding 64bit support.
> I would like to run VST when it will be stable for ardour2, and i am afraid 
> that wine won't work in 64bit mode.

wine works fine but you can never load any 32 bit plugins of any kind
into a 64 bit host. not just VST, not just audio. its why flash doesn't
work on x86_64, for example.

> On a wider scope, i will be happy to hear report from people using 64bit 
> version of linux, specially if the Ladspa plugins compile/run fine. Is it 
> really faster, does ardour benefit from the 64 bit mode ? 

maybe a little. nothing huge. 

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