I did a mixdown last night of a song created in N5 and made some tweaks in N6. I could not get a real-time mixdown without a drive is not fast enough error. I tried disabling a bunch of unnecessary tracks and still could not get it to work. Then I tried an offline mixdown and it worked but I got at least one drop-out of a track (vocal for 1/2 second).
I redid the song this morning in N5 and everything is working as it should and I didn’t disable any tracks.
It is a big project (300 + tracks) and the drive has always been on the edge but it has always been workable. Clearly there is something going on where the efficiency of drive use has gone down. This looks like a bug to me.
Also does drive speed really matter when doing offline mixdowns? I didn’t receive any error messages. This looks like an other bug.