Problem with Native Instruments Effects

I am a bit like a bus no posts and then two in quick succession. Using VCV Host effects all my Valhalla plugins work flawlessly and even Surge XT Effects work great as well but Native Instruments plugins Replika, Raum and Phasis all work but all the controls are very steppy in all of them. They are usable but it is difficult to dial in an exact value. Is it me or are NI getting a bit sloppy recently 2 years in and still no support for M Series Macs. Just another quick question I assume sending a clock to the corresponding clock input on the plugin is the correct way of achieving clock sync it seems to be working as expected.

My system is an M! Mac Mini running Big Sur 11.6.6