I use Max in a live setting running VST plugins on a Mac. The problem is that sometimes plugins will crash, which then crashes Max. I'm trying to get around this by running groups of plugins under completely separate Max applications which has helped (plugin crashes, only part of the system crashes, it auto restarts in 5-10 seconds). However Max sometimes doesn't like being run more than once:
-Sometimes it will crash if I try to open the audio window
-If I change a setting in the audio window, it seems to change for all applications
-If I open 2 different max apps at the same time, one of them will crash, therefore I must wait a few seconds before launching each app
Does anybody have any experience of running more than 1 Max collective/application on the same computer at the same time? Perhaps this isn't the best solution? Any advice would be really appreciated!