Tag Archive: Windows XP

  1. Image of the Cubase 8 logo, as seen on the product's box.

    I’ve used 32-bit versions of Steinberg’s Cubase on Windows machines for over 15 years, and have come to rely on a fairly stable setup with all my favourite plugins to hand. I’d dabbled with the idea of going 64-bit before, but was limited by my trusty Tascam US-122, which never had dedicated 64-bit drivers written for it, and was generally poorly-supported after Windows XP (a ‘Vista-compatible’ driver was released, but it was pretty buggy). Only recently have I upgraded my machine to a lovely i7 with 16GB RAM, so it seemed a crying shame to stick with a version of …

  2. Tweaking Windows For A DAW

    Image of the default Windows 7 wallpaper

    Even before you open up Cubase, there are a few settings you can tweak in the Windows operating system itself. Firstly, you need to navigate to the ‘Advanced’ tab of the ‘System Properties’ dialog box. To do this: Right-click the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop Select ‘Properties’ Select the ‘Advanced’ tab Right-click the ‘Computer’ icon on the desktop Select ‘Properties’ Select ‘Advanced System Settings’ from the left-hand pane From here you need to click the ‘Settings…’ button in the ’Performance’ section. Now if you really want to squeeze every last bit of juice from your CPU and GPU you …

  3. Installing Windows For A DAW

    Image of the default Windows XP wallpaper

    If you’re serious about your music making, you might want to invest some time thinking about your Windows installation, to really get the most out of your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The following methodology can be applied to the installation of any music software package for the Windows platform and not just Cubase. Having performed many installations of Cubase and Nuendo over the years, I have learnt that generally the computers I install on fall into the following three categories: General use PC – Your average PC used for everything from playing games to word processing to surfing the internet. …