<font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">One would almost think that the Mac world is currently in a state of chaotic \'OS transition turmoil\', wouldn\'t one [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]Originally posted by JohnnyP:
I am a Mac logic guy with Giga on a seperate PC. I currently use MAC OS 9.2 and haven\'t upgraded to OSX yet because I have ALOT to upgrade.
I\'ve notice on the threads for GPO that most people say the player is 1.5 for OSX.
I did call Mr. Garritan and he said, \'yup. I guess NI will make the player OSX.\'
But here\'s my confusion, the GPO site says VST. So I guess that\'s for the PC computers running VST?
Also, I thought that EWQLSO is running kompakt 1.5 AND that is for MAC OS 9.2 on up. So how is it that EAST West has kompakt on OS 9.2 but GPO is OSX?
I\'m not trying to start a debate, but am researching to make my purchase and having to spend more on upgrades is something I have to financially consider.
I can\'t speak to what East West is claiming or offering, but I hope I can clear up a little of the confusion regarding GPO.
The player for Personal Orchestra is developed by NI based on the Kontakt 1.5 engine. With GPO, you get all the available versions of the player, which will work on PC (standalone, DXi, VST ..) or on the Mac. Initially, the Kontakt player is provided for OSX only, in standalone, and plugin formats AU and VST ..). There are VST\'s for OSX, I know, I have tested the Kontakt player as a VST in an OSX sequencer/DAW.
NI states on their website that Kontakt 1.5 will eventually be brought to OS9, but I don\'t know the schedule or other details. It is my assumption - note, unconfirmed assumption - that NI\'s Kontakt Player for GPO will also then be made usable on OS9. I\'ll need to check the details on this.
In the meantime, since you are, for good reason, reluctant to switch to OSX at this time - but you have a Giga PC - you could stay with OS9 on the mac for as long as you like, and use GPO on your Giga PC just like you now run Gigastudio. I have tried this and it works great. The Kontakt family of app\'s seem to run more efficiently on PC anyway.
Hope this helps.