Last week I updated the laptops here one by one with Snow Leopard. No serious hassles. The music laptop is totally up to date, see signature. But, pray tell, why does it now take longer to do an offline bounce of a solo Ivory track than to do it real time? Ya know, for years I didn't "trust" offline bouncing. But then, a coupla years ago, I bought in. It was solid finally, it seemed. Got hooked on the speed. But now, a strange hiccup. A 5'25" solo Ivory track, no effects, bounced offline in 7'05". Huh? The disk with the samples seemed to labor more than during the comparison real time bounce. That is subjective, just by the sound. Didn't check Activity Monitor on that. I checked a project that had half a dozen of so EXS24, Ultrabeat etc. tracks with a bunch of effects and it pretty well smoked right through it offline pronto like. Well, a half-assed guess, but it seemed real snappy, as if Snow Leopard was actually maybe doing something. Wishful thinking maybe after suffering the fear of upgrading a system that was working good as it was. I guess I need to contact Synthogy. I mean, I'm glad things aren't crashing, but there is some kind of drag going on big time here. We're talking back to real time bouncing. Any suggestions? Anyone else suffering this? I don't like the key thingy, but what the hell, great sounding piano.