Cakewalk’s BitBridge technology allows you to use 32-bit
VST effects and instruments when using the x64 version of
SONAR. Note that BitBridge server configuration is only
available in SONAR Producer.
effects and instruments are loaded into “servers”, and
each server can address up to 4GB of RAM. BitBridge supports
up to 32 independent plug-in servers, and each server can
address up to 4GB of RAM, allowing access to a massive 128GB
of RAM (the max supported by Vista Ultimate X64). This allows
SONAR x64 to address all available RAM in your computer.
By default, SONAR
manages memory automatically, and will allocate and allow
access to all available RAM dynamically as plug-ins are used.
This is done by dynamically creating new BitBridge servers
only when necessary, up to a maximum of the available RAM.
Server loading is
either automatic or customizable, giving you full control over
which server to load plug-ins into. To enable automatic server
loading, select Automatic (Based on available RAM). To
manually manage BitBridge servers, select the server that you
want plug-ins to be loaded into. After a specific server is
selected, all plug-ins subsequently loaded will be loaded into
that specific server, bypassing SONAR's automatic memory
management. This also applies when you load a project that
contains VST plug-ins.
Custom server assignments are saved with the project file.
Tip: To more
optimally use your available memory, assign memory hungry
VST's to their own private BitBridge server. The actual memory
consumed by a server instance is shown in the server list,
allowing you choose which server you may want to load into.
assignments are saved with the project file.
management is common for all loaded projects. If you have
multiple projects open simultaneously, you can potentially
overflow the 4GB capacity of a server if the projects
reference the same server. Under this condition, a plug-in may
fail to load. If this occurs, close the current project before
opening another project.
BitBridge Server Configuration: Cakewalk Sonar
Preferences VST Settings
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Note: "Teleport Server"
is the name assigned to the BitBridge app. Error message or crash
could appears when
you run x64 (64-bit) with x86 (32-bit) VST plug-ins. You
could to try by managing "Server Configuration" (See
the instructions on the Cakewalk Sonar help).