windows 8 - which version?

Does anyone have any experience comparing audacity performance under 32 bit compared to 64 bit windows 8 (or windows 7). I basically use Audacity for recording vinyl.


I don’t have windows 8.

There may be some “performance issues”, but as far as sound quality, it doesn’t make any difference (assuming everything works proplely). Sound quality is a function of your soundcard/interface/ADC (and possibly the driver). Once the digital data comes out of the analog-to-digital converter (and driver), the recording software won’t “accidently” alter that audio data.

:smiley: Plus, I heard vinyl works better with tubes & DOS. :smiley:

If you choose 64-bit Windows 7 or 8, you need more RAM just to run Windows. For working on LP-length projects we actually recommend the same RAM (4 GB) on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 or 8.

If you have less than 4 GB, you probably will find Audacity a little slower in long projects on 64-bit Windows than 32-bit, even though the current Audacity 2.0.2 doesn’t write any significant amount of audio data to memory.