Circle2 slow to load and constant crashing

I’m testing the demo version of circle2 v2.2.1 rc3. In my DAW it takes more than a full minute to load in. Then if I try to load it on a 2nd track it will crash. sometimes after a while it will just get really laggy and crash. This happens in Reaper. In my Ableton it won’t even load without crashing.
Has anyone else experienced this?

I’m running windows 10, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7GHz, 32GB Ram, and a fast NVMe drive.
Needless to say all my other vst synths run perfectly fine on this setup: pigments3, Phase Plant, U-he Zebra, VPS Avenger, U-he Diva, U-he Hive, Vital