Someone in the threads recently said it might be a good idea to post issues that Acid Pro users are having in 64bit Windows 7 (or Vista) platforms.
So here begins the latest thread.
I am running a Acer Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33 GHZ tower - originally Vista 64x - upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium. 6 gigs of ddr3 ram.
I am running Acid Pro 7.0e - i have everything installed as per minimum requirements - quicktime, microsoft .net framework 3.5 and so on.
In my case i have a recently completely wiped and re-installed Windows 7 - 64bit operating system. Using an M-Audio 2496 soundcard.
Some of the problems I am having with Acid Pro are as follows - since switching from an older Acer 32 bit system to my current system;
1) Acid can take a while to respond to mouse movement, ie: zooming into or scrolling into waveforms - this kills efficiency for editing purposes.
2) If you move track folders around or undo track folders it can freeze or cause the windows wheel of death to spin... - Sometimes i get lucky, and i get to alt+s for a save and sometimes it crashes entirely.
3) Also when i scroll into my timeline - zooming in using my mouse - you can hear Acid stuttering - crackling - almost like my CPU is maxed - when it's not.
4) Plugin support - i've had some issues with 3rd party plugin's which are considerably better than the plugin's that come loaded in Acid Pro. I have Overloud BREVERB 2, Mark Studio (Bass Simulation), Izotope Nectar & Ozone 5. Sometimes the plugin window crashes - will go entirely black and won't allow you to save the project after it goes to the black plugin screen.
In regards to plugin support - and i know this from experience - now that alot of plugin manufacturer's are 64x supported - Acid doesn't always accept the 64 bit plugin - could be a manufacture issue, could be a Sony issue. I'm far from a tech geek on this issue. Which plugin versions does Sony recommend in this case? 32 bit plugin's or 64 bit to work with the system? Hence why a 64 bit Acid Pro would be greatly welcome to streamline things.
5) Coming in and out of applications and returning to Acid Pro when docked in the taskbar - the computer/Acid Pro can take a while to re-establish being connected and being ready to go - screen goes light grey and the windows wheel spins.
6) Bussing - i was having an issue with using mutiple bus tracks (mind you i was running 390 plus tracks in a song i was mixing) but the issue was that previous to adding bus channels i was running all 390 tracks just straight through the master - all was working smoothly. When i added the busses - my CPU went nuts - turns out - i installed Quicktime - as my music was running through Windows Media Player - and my CPU usage dropped to 18-26% on average. Just a note if anyone ever experiences that issue - so highly recommend installing Quicktime.
7) Also - lack of OMF support - seeing as I work in small TV - i would love to be able to have OMF support and be able to export OMF files for use in Final Cut or Adobe Premiere. - I have to as it's part of my job and everything i do at work is mac based.
Having said that - why not make a mac version of Acid Pro... i find it insane that more companies aren't doing that in light of Apple's market share these days. I still prefer PC - but Apple is a strong competitor now.
Those are my issues at the present time.
Anyone else with 64 bit Windows systems having problems with Acid Pro - this is your time to rant!
Bring it on!