I am keen to join your happy throng but I am not sure whether GPO will work on my setup. I wonder if anyone can advise me before I commit my hard-earned cash.
I run my own sequencing software within Steem, a fine Atari ST emulator for Windows. Steem allows me to specify my MIDI connections from a Windows drop-down menu which lists all the hardware devices that Windows recognises as MIDI devices.
When GPO is running, does windows recognise it as a MIDI \"device\", as it does my Midisport and Wavetable Synth? GG is not sure, so is there anyone out there with Steem who could test it, or even (dare I suggest it) be prepared to download Steem from http://steem.atari.st/download.htm and try for me?
It should work within GPO Studio or as a stand alone. If you can\'t use it with Steem, you can always use the included applications. But as long as Steem recognizes midi out ports then you may be alright.
I have been a long-time STEEM user and also still own and operate my old STE. There were many unique ST programs so I understand your interest in using it with GPO.
I have not had good luck running it with GPO Studio or Bidule. What I would suggest is to use the STEEM programs to generate midi files and then import them into the included Cubasis VST to hear them under GPO. A better sequencer program like Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 or better still, SONAR would allow you to get the most from your Atari/STEEM generated midi files.
I did use STEEM with my old Cakewalk ProAudio 9.03, connected to STEEM via the \'midiyoke\'. I have not tried doing this with SONAR and GPO.