The latest update for the player and the library is now available on the Native Instruments site. It will soon be up on the Garritan site as well. The player and the library are both updated by the installation process. Here’s the easiest way to install the update (assuming the user has a connection to the internet):
Open the player, click on the Kontakt Player logo, click the Update tab, click Check for Software Update, Login with your User Name and Password, Select Garritan Personal Orchestra and your computer platform from the list, Download the 220.127.116.11 Update, Unzip, and install by double clicking on the Garritan Personal Orchestra Setup.exe file. Follow the installation instructions. If you install in the same location(s) as before, that should complete the process. While you are at the NI site there is also a “What’s this?” file that will show changes to the player itself.
Changes to the library include:
1.A change in the folder hierarchy. You will now see the instrument folders directly when you click on the player’s “Load” button. These folders contain the “dry” instruments in their latest form. We have made the decision to eliminate the “wet audition” folder in this and future versions. The “wet” instruments have proven to be a source of confusion when people failed to understand that they were not intended to be used for anything except quick auditioning of instruments. They are too processor intensive to be practical otherwise. Having said this, the older “wet” folder will not be removed by this Update installation. You will find all older folders at the bottom of the instrument list. You may delete them manually, if you like, by going to the Garritan installation folder and deleting the older folders from the Instruments folder. Or they can remain for your use.
2.The latest instrument folders incorporate all the changes from last fall’s update plus some small additional changes. See last fall’s update documentation for details: http://www.garritan.com/support/GPOUpdate.pdf The additional changes include some bug fixes and an occasional additional instrument (like the second vibraphone designed to work in pedal mode 1.) A few instruments, like Bassoon 1, have had their range extended. Most additional changes are rather minor.
3.During the installation process you will also have a choice to install the Finale 2006 upgrade folder. This gives previous GPO owners who use Finale 2006 (which contains a Lite version of GPO) a direct upgrade path to the full version of GPO at no additional cost. Note that not all standard GPO features are available in the full Finale notation version due to differences in instrument construction necessary for compatibility with Finale.
Please note that this installation does not include an update to the Multis. The Multis may be updated at a later time.