I have a lengthy review of the latest incarnation of Cakewalk’s Sonar PC-based multitrack recording program, over at Blogcritics.
Near the end of the piece, I tried to give a brief preview of the multimedia of the very near future: 64-bit computing. While Sonar 6 works great with good ol’ Windows XP Professional, it’s also compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows XP. One big, big advantage of 64-bit computing? Currently, Windows XP supports up to four gigs of RAM.
Of course, 200 years from now when we’re beaming people up and storing their data in the pattern buffers, we’ll wonder how mankind got anything done with a pitiful 128-gigs of RAM. But for the next decade or so, that sounds like a potent future for home multimedia creation. Needless to say, though–Hollywood won’t be happy.