Loading 8 GB of samples with Ensemble Pro takes close to 12 minutes on my machine, the first 5 GB load pretty fast (about 1GB per minute), but then it gradually slows down. Loading anything beyond 8 GB takes extremely long (at least an 1 hour for another 8 GB and there’s now feasible way to load more than 16 GB).
By contrast, it takes Kontakt 4 in standalone mode less than 4 minutes to load 8 GB of samples into RAM and there’s no slowing down going beyond 8 GB.
I’m loading my samples from separate internal hard drives (Samsung Spin Point F3, 72000U/m) and setting up a new system with a Mac Pro (12-core, 2.66 Ghz, 48 GB RAM). All VSL software (Ensemble Pro, VI Pro) is up to date, clean install on a new machine. Working with logic 9.1. For what it’s worth, Rember RAM test and the extended Apple hardware test report no problem with the installed RAM.
Is this a Mac platform related problem? Are loading times with larger Windows 7 systems for Ensemble Pro easier to handle?
Any insight into this greatly appreciated.