I just received GPO but cannot make it work consistently with Finale 2004. I installed the Maple loopback utility and set Finale to Maple Port One and the Kontakt Player to that same port. Nothing happened. Then, later, it was working. However, when I created another instance of the Kontakt Player that one didn\'t work (i.e., nothing played...keys didn\'t move). However, the first instance still worked.
Today, I can\'t get even one instance to work. This is very disappointing as I had hoped to be able to use GPO to orchestrate and compose with and now, it looks like I\'m reduced to exporting a MIDI file from Finale and putting it into a synthesizer product which, while it would be OK for creating performances, is not a great workflow for the composition/orchestration process.
Anybody know how to get it to work? Or why it worked, but now doesn\'t? I didn\'t change a thing.
One workaround I can think of is to run GPO on one PC and Finale on another, which is an option for me. I\'m currently running Gigastudio this way. But, one other thing that concerns me: once you\'ve set up the player with the various patches and settings, how do you preserve them for another day? There doesn\'t seem to be any way to SAVE in Kontakt player. Is that because it\'s not a full version? Do I need to get the full version to save my settings?
I\'m running Windows XP with 512 Meg of Ram on an Athlon at 2.4 GH