Okay. What\'s the scoop on GPO and MIDI ports?
There have been posts here and at the Sibelius forum regarding GPO and its inability to connect to stuff. I\'m sure that it connects, but would like the difinitive answer of how to connect it.
Is it just a VST? In that case a VST sequencer can interface with it. Is it more than a VST?
If a VST host is needed, can anybody recommend a VST wrapper that they\'ve successfully used on a PC?
Assuming that GPO also runs standalone, does it publish its ports? Or do you select the ports that will feed it from a Kontakt menu?
For reference, Giga does both. You typically open the Giga menu to get MIDI from the keyboard. You set your sequencer to push MIDI to the published Giga ports. When you run your sequencer you click the little keyboard icon to make it flash red and disable the keyboard input.
So, does GPO publish its input ports, do you connect it to externally published output ports, or both?
Sibelius connects its output to published MIDI input ports via selection in a Sibelius menu. Same with many pre-VST sequencers. If GPO doesn\'t publish its ports, then we need a pipe, such a MIDI Yoke. It can publish MIDI input and output ports and connect them. That lets me select MIDI Yoke in Sibelius, and in GPO, and all will work.
THE BOTTOM LINE
To connect an old-style sequencer (or Sibelius) to GPO
* Do I need a VST wrapper?
* Do I need a MIDI pipe?
* If I need either of these, what do you recommend on XP?
For the clarification :-)