Hi tal, thanks for your support, but I’ll be on the move for some days now and therefore not at my comp. I’ll ring in when i’m back.
I’ve tried several things in the meantime, especially a fresh install of 32L 2.0.6 and tips like resetting SMC and NVRAM, but nothing helped:( It doesn’t matter if i use the desktop app or any resurrected plugin in a DAW (Live 10.0.6) by opening the plugin manager - the first 150 (or so) plugins go fast, then 32L reaches about 11 GB wired RAM / 17GB virtual RAM and is dying together with the Finder actions more and more until my macmini (late 2012, 16GB RAM) freezes. I have about 450 VST and AU to scan.
Is there any way to manually override the 32L startup plugin scan in the standard VST and Components folders and “hard-code” the app to scan only user folders??
BTW - on the sunny side of this issue I encountered that on Mojave and in Live my old “PowerCore stars” Virus Powercore and VSS3 runs like Olympic champs with - together - only 3-4% CPU power under normal PowerCore Compact settings, which was impossible under High Sierra. And… my Korg monologue is able to remote control the Virus plugin over MIDI with no extra config or tools. Yay!!:-))