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Old 04-25-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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slackermedia on a 64bit or 32bit better? just a poll


hello everyone,
i'm gonna setup a VM to use as an audio server, for FX processing.
slackmedia and studioware seem like the place to go to.

what should I install a slack64 or a slack32?


for example one thing that comes to mind, is that by preferring the 32-bit version, i'll then also compile wine and use vst instruments, whereas with 64bit i won;t be able to run vst instruments perhaps??

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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I would recommend Slackware64, because you get the benefits of 64bit, and you can go here http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kware:multilib to setup multilib and use Wine and other 32bit programs with Slackware64. It's really quite easy to do, just follow the instructions and all will go well.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by nass View Post
hello everyone,
i'm gonna setup a VM to use as an audio server, for FX processing.
slackmedia and studioware seem like the place to go to.


for example one thing that comes to mind, is that by preferring the 32-bit version, i'll then also compile wine and use vst instruments, whereas with 64bit i won;t be able to run vst instruments perhaps??
FX Processing and wine with VST will require 32 bit. Audio on 64 bit in Linux just is not there. If you have better then 4G of RAM, looking at 64bit would worth checking out. If you have less than 4G of RAM I would just stay with the 32bit.

I am not sure I would put VM's on a computer I use for any kind of audio work, especially recording.

-JJ
 
Old 04-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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I am not sure I would put VM's on a computer I use for any kind of audio work, especially recording.
agreed. by no money for new pc right now.
I will not be recording in this pc though.

so no chance to use VST with the multilib???
 
Old 04-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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If I recall one can install Wine (which is required for VST's) on 64bit with the MultiLib.

If I may ask, why are you leaning towards the 64bit Slackware? Do you have more than 4Gig of RAM?

-JJ
 
Old 04-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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hello everyone,
i'm gonna setup a VM to use as an audio server, for FX processing.
slackmedia and studioware seem like the place to go to.

what should I install a slack64 or a slack32?


for example one thing that comes to mind, is that by preferring the 32-bit version, i'll then also compile wine and use vst instruments, whereas with 64bit i won;t be able to run vst instruments perhaps??
If 64 gives you much better performance, and you need this, then 64 is better; otherwise 32 is better because of wider compatibility.
 
  


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