I have a few big project with a lot of Kontakt 6 (player) and East West Play instances. They take a long time to open (5-6 minutes) but that’s somewhat expected. What’s more surprising is that it takes a really long time for Cubase to exit (or to close the project) with one of these loaded. For the largest project (~50 Play instances, ~20 Kontakt) it takes 14:45; over twice as long as opening. That project uses ~135GB of RAM, so I understand it needs time to free up all that memory, but I would not expect it to take that much longer than allocating the memory plus loading all the plugins/mixer/etc. at startup.
I’ve seen a few references to issues like this on the forum here but no real conclusions, so I have a couple of questions:
1.) Is this expected/normal?
2.) Are there any steps that can be taken to speed it up?