In my case, I have long ago installed the latest GPO Studio v1.2 on my computer. But recently I have downloaded and installed the (Oct.'04) NI updates.
Now, here's what I have observed:
-- the physical appearance of GPO does not change to match the new standalone player. Here is the appearance of GPO Studio. Notice the missing up-and-down arrows:
And here is the appearance of the updated standalone GPO. Notice that the new up-and-down arrows are certainly present:
And finally, those of you with multichannel sound cards are familiar with this:
This is where one can assign audio channels per each slot in the kontakt player. Even though both GPO studio and standalone look the same, they do not behave the same. That is, in the standalone I can indeed successfully assign independent audio outs, but in GPO Studio, I cannot. I can only make one audio output work for all the slots in the player. Its deceptive, because it behaves as though I can assign each output independently (eg, 3/4, 5/6 7/8, etc), but in reality, all slots ultimately end up in my '1/2' audio channel no matter what they are assigned to (I am using an M-Audio Delta 1010).
Has anyone else noticed this difference between the two player modes as well? So, is all (or any) of my observations normal? Is it recommended that I uninstall GPO Studio v1.2 (since I installed the other updates subsequent to that)? ...and following that is when I should (re)install GPO Studio v1.2 to get it to follow suit with the appearance and functionalities of the NI update?