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Are your Kontakt libraries loading slow? This short blog post will show you how to speed up your loading times.
There are some fantastic libraries out there for Kontakt both commercial and free. However, there are times when you load the library up in Kontakt only for it to take an age to fully load. In this short blog post I will give you some tips on making those libraries load faster.
Before I get into the main focus of this topic, Batch Resave, I want to explore other ways of making sure you get the maximum loading speed. The storage medium you use can make a huge difference in loading times. One time over there was only the mechanical hard disk that ran at either 5400rpm or 7200rpm. Later we were introduced to 10,000rpm drives. All these were once over viable solutions.
Nowadays I would only recommend that you use SSD drives for your Kontakt Libraries. The speeds achievable by these small offerings far outpace those of their mechanical counterparts.
To achieve maximum usage from your SSD you should dedicate one drive to your Kontakt Libraries. Call it your sample library drive.
What about those of use who have limited internal upgrade paths. Well, all is not lost as you can run your libraries from external sources. The only three choices I would, however, recommend are USB 3.1, USB-C and Thunderbolt. Any of these connections should provide enough bandwidth for your libraries to load reasonably quickly.
If you are using Thunderbolt an SSD drive is the optimal choice and will utilise the speed these drives provide.
We now move to the method that will universally speed up your loading times. They say a picture is worth more than a thousand words, well a video in this case. So without further delay this short 4 minute video shows you how to perform this task.
I cannot, however, stress enough that you should always perform the batch resave on an individual library. Don’t try and take the lazy way and select your sample drive and let Kontakt do it’s work as this could scramble the referenced samples for a library. I am talking from experience as this happened to me.
I trust that this short post provided some tips and tricks on speeding up your loading times within Kontakt. If you would like to know when the next blog post is up, please subscribe to the newsletter by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
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