I just purchased GPO. Fast shipping time, too...wow! I have a few newbie questions, mostly having to do with workflow.
I love the software. Good sounds, nice control features. The only thing I would wish for is to have a short \"getting started\" section or a couple of \"how to set up/how to record\" tutorials, even just printed in the book or on a separate sheet.
In fact, I\'m quite sure that tutorial resources would have allowed me to proceed without having to sign up here and post my questions.
1) I\'m not expecting anybody here to fix this one, because it has to do with NI\'s website. But I thought I\'d post this just for grins and giggles.
I ran into a snag registering the NI player. I got a message from their website saying that I entered something wrong. I forget now exactly what it was, but I remember it was something silly like my purchase place (website) or my state of residence (Florida, USA). I sent a message to NI\'s tech support, and I later received an automated email with a link to check on the status of my problem. The link goes to the NI website, where I can....send a message to NI\'s tech support!
Anybody else have this happen? I\'m figuring it\'s a couple of transient website glitches. I plan to retry the registration process in a day or two.
2) When loading the instruments/presets into the GPO Kontakt player, I see that each instrument has its own MIDI track/channel number. These invariably clash with the other MIDI channels I have already selected for the other tracks in my Cubase SX sequencer. As a result, I sometimes end up with a synth and a cello struggling to play the same pitches. It\'s minor, but it happens a lot. And then I have to fiddle with my track settings. I only like fiddling on my fiddle, not my software.
So what do you folks do to manage your MIDI channels when recording GPO alongside of other VSTi\'s? Do you have a procedure or routine that works well for you?
3) This is related to #2 above: When recording in Cubase or another sequencer, do you typically run a GPO Kontakt player for each instrument (for simplicity) or do you build up to 8 instruments at a time?
4) What does \"Omni\" mean? I can\'t find any reference to this in the GPO guide. By the way, I like the guide. It\'s laid out nicely.
Okay, well...thanks in advance!