I was trying to take a simple piano piece that I had previously produced in Cubase SX (2) with the Platinum Gran 24 (using HALion). All I wanted to do is to substitute the Steinway Grand from GPO and compare the sound.
So I loaded the Cubase SX project and switched the VST from HALion (discarding) to GPO. At the time I did this, there was approximately 775K remaining in my 1 gig system (a dedicated, isolated music-only 2.66 gHz P-4).
In GPO, I select LOAD / DRY and down to Keyboards and the eventual Steinway Grand (the one at the bottom). During the course of the loading process (at 20% to be precise), I get the message \"Memory is getting low\". Further on (around 28%) I get \"Physical memory is getting very low -- do you really want to proceed?\". Monitoring memory in the Windows XP Task Manager, I can see that we are down to around 15 meg at this point, but I proceed anyway. Loading finishes (looking like it has just \"thrown up its hands\" at around 44%.
When I play the piece, it\'s full of crackles and clicks -- very similar to the problem that I originally posted here: http://www.northernsounds.com/ubb/NonCGI/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=18;t=001485
Since the suggestions made by Gary in that thread I have ONLY been using \"DRY\" instruments with relative success. (I still can\'t load any \"hefty\" instrument -- like the full Organ or a piano -- without blowing memory.)
I\'m stalled here on using ANY of the \"larger\" instruments, it would seem.
tia -- kev [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]