Ableton Live 8.4 Beta is now available for registered users of Live Intro 8, Live 8, Suite8 and Live Lite 8, it features native 64-bit Support.
If you use Ableton Live and have a computer that have more than 4 Gigabytes of RAM, it is a bit disappointing to know that this popular music production app is unable to utilize your system memory efficiently. However this will change with the new 64-bit beta version, letting you utilize more of your RAM.
The native 64-bit Beta will let you work with Live Sets (including third-party plugins and ReWire configurations) that require more memory. It can use a theoretical maximum of 16 exabytes of RAM - which is much more RAM than computers actually have. This lifts the 32-bit restriction on memory usage, now you can use all the RAM that you have installed in your computer.
Live documents made in previous versions of Live are compatible with the 64-bit version and vice versa. Although some features related to plugins, Max for Live, video and The bridge will be limited or disabled. As of this writing, the 64-bit version of Live 8 does not support Max for Live, video, or The Bridge. Ableton is currently working with its partners to add support for these features.
Ableton Live 8.4 64-bit Beta will work with PCs running Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit) and Intel-Macs running OS X 10.5 and up.
After beta testing, a release version of Live 8.4 will be available as a free update for registered users of Live 8 and related products.
For more information, and to download Live 8.4 Beta, you can visit Ableton.
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