Why Play takes so long to start up?


Active Member
Play has always taken like 30 seconds for me to start up initially, no matter what version. It doesn't sound long but when I am in the heat of the moment it's more than enough to put me off. After first load I can load up more instances just fine, it's just the first load up that takes a long time.

Why is this? I have all my other samplers and VSTs on the same drive and I have no problem with them. They start up immediately.


Senior Member
I'm curious as well. I've noticed it since installing Play 6 (Logic/macOS). The first load takes forever. Probably some caching issue, but why should it take so long?