Why is my Sampletank 2.5 load time so slow

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Vocalpoint Studios
190 posts since 20 Jun, 2002 from Calgary, Alberta

Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:02 am

I was browsing the threads on the new StudioPhonik group buy when someone in there mentioned their load time for ST 2.5 was very slow and it got me thinking about this as well - Here's my backgrounder:

I have all my Sampletank sound libraries tucked into my one folder (sampletank) on my Samples drive. In here is all my XL content, Sonic Synth 2 Content, a boatload of stuff from Sonic Reality (At least 6 ot 7 CDs worth of stuff that I purchased a few years back - like the Piano, Guitars, Studio Drums etc etc)

Recently I installed ST 2.5 and ran it in standalone mode to authorize and point it to the proper directory. And then it takes at least 5 minutes to build that initial index file - which in my case is about 37MB when finished. Then I absolutely turn "Relist at Startup" OFF. And go about my business.

Then when the mood strikes and I have a Nuendo project on the go - I will add ST into the mix - and the bloody hard drive grinds for like 3-4 minutes and it appears that ST is doing another pass thru my content and creating yet another index. Even with Relist at Startup turned off.

So what's the deal? Is this normal? I remember a few ST versions back (even like 2.1) the load time was almost instant even with the same amount of content - and I haven't added anything to my ST stash for a long while.



Vocalpoint Studios
Calgary, Alberta

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1853 posts since 21 Sep, 2004 from Musician, Recording Engineer, Producer

Post Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:38 am

I have this same exact problem.
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9560 posts since 2 Sep, 2003 from Surrey, UK

Post Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:04 am

Even with "Relist at Startup" turned off?

I would raise a Support Ticket at IKM with all the details. They should be able to help.
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1607 posts since 1 Mar, 2010 from Paris

Post Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:33 am

On my set-up (PreSonus Studio one) Sampletank loads in 7 seconds. But, as the OP said, it does not seem to make to diffenrence in Nuendo. I would definitely contact IK about this.
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