Hi there, have been reading a number of posts on VST PLugs, and I'm assuming that as of April 2019, only 32 Bit PLugs Ins are supported. Is this correct, and if so has anyone insight into the roadmap, as to when MM may support 64 bits?
Yes, MM is currently still a 32 bit application so plug-ins used with it must also be 32 bit. However, it is possible to use 64 bit plug-ins if you are prepared to buy, download and install jBridge, (there is a trial version, not fully functional, I think) taking care to follow ALL the included instructions about how to proceed!
Just to reassure you, I have it installed and so can use all my 64 bit VSTs in MM.
A recent post from a Magix staff member did "hint" that a future version of MM might be 64 bit.
I think a 64bit future for Music Maker is inevitable, but it's a major development step that will take a lot of resources. From what I gather, it's not in the cards for the next major release this summer, which will address many other more pressing issues first. I think Music Maker will benefit much more from improvements and bug fixes in the audio and MIDI engine, than it will from being able to access more main memory. Not being able to use current 64bit plug-ins natively is an unpleasant side effect - I agree. However, I have a hunch that people will be just as nostalgic for their favourite 32bit VST instrument that they've been using for the past 10 years, once Music Maker is running on 64bit. It's always win some, lose some in life, I guess. Of course, it doesn't have to be, if Music Maker has inherited ACID's VST bridge by then... 🙂