Load times after upgrade to Kontakt 7
I haven't used my mac for about a year, after years of intensive use of Komplete 10 and Kontakt 5.
I did the last possible upgrades (to macOS Monterey 12.6.1) and also upgraded to Kontakt 7 player.
I then installed The Grandeur using Native Access into the exact same drive it had been installed to before, and noticed that load times are significantly longer. The drive is a non-SSD RAID5 with 2tb of free storage, from which I used to run complex library sessions with no issues. I distinctly remember being used to seeing the library loading window only for an instant, and then seeing the sample memory fill up in the Kontakt window. Now, the library load window first slowly fills up, only then to proceed to loading the samples very slowly in Kontakt.
I've tried installing back Kontakt 5 (the full version I have) but I get the same results. I've also tried installing The Grandeur to the internal mac SSD (which has 70gb of free space), but loading times were even worse (with the additional grief of sustained notes getting cut off).
The rest of my setup is exactly the same as it was last year, when I was running dozens of VIs + 4 remote Vienna Ensemble Pro sessions on the same machine (27" iMac 4ghz Quad i7, 24gb RAM).
Has anything changed in the last year or so in the way NI and macOS operate? Apple M1 "optimizations" maybe? Any ideas what could be causing this?
Thanks a lot for your help.
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