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    GPO Kontakt Player

    Hello,

    I'm planning on buying GPO and was wondering if the Kontakt player included is a full-featured one? I recently bought the PMI Emperor but have been running into a polyphony limit problem with Gigastudio LE. If I get the Kontakt version of Emperor, will the GPO player be able to play it? I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade Gigastudio to a version with a higher polyphony. The full version of Kontakt says it can import Giga files - does this work with the PMI libraries? Does it work well?

    Thanks,
    Chinmay

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    Re: GPO Kontakt Player

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinmayL
    Hello,

    I'm planning on buying GPO and was wondering if the Kontakt player included is a full-featured one? I recently bought the PMI Emperor but have been running into a polyphony limit problem with Gigastudio LE. If I get the Kontakt version of Emperor, will the GPO player be able to play it? I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade Gigastudio to a version with a higher polyphony. The full version of Kontakt says it can import Giga files - does this work with the PMI libraries? Does it work well?

    Thanks,
    Chinmay
    Hi Chinmay,
    the Kontakt Player is a built-in sample player, that uses the kontakt enginge. It is a runtime version, so no "tweaking". But it is no LE-Version - it serves GPO well, no polyphony-Problem. But it is GPO-only - like the kontakt version of emperor, the engine is not accessible and will only play the respective samples.

    I am facing the same question right now - I do have Gigastudio Solo and thinking about an upgrade. Or you can upgrade the kontakt player to the full version for a good discount. GPO can be run on the full Kontakt Version then plus tweaking. Kontakt can import Giga - but devil is in the detail. MOST of the samples work well, but if all layers, articulation, controls are transfered - it is a case by case thing, unfortunatley. I personal like the sound of Giga very much, much more than Kontakt 2, but Kontakt 2 is far more stable.

    I think I will end up with GIGA Solo and the upgrade to Kontakt Full Version. Than I can live in both worlds, in case.

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    Re: GPO Kontakt Player

    For the record, you don't just pop GPO into the full version kontakt. AFAIK GPO was built in kontakt 1.5 the new one is version 2 and they are different animals. People have a lot of trouble loading different file formats (giga etc.) into K2 Kontakt fourm is a major bitchfest. Don't go there if your easily swayed. The major sample developers seem to like its power, they are using it but I think it may be a bit of a work in progress or at the least complicated to work with. That said man it is cool . There is so much stuff under the hood. Kontakt is state of the art I do believe.

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    Re: GPO Kontakt Player

    Quote Originally Posted by GlassPearlPlayer
    Hi Chinmay,
    the Kontakt Player is a built-in sample player, that uses the kontakt enginge. It is a runtime version, so no "tweaking". But it is no LE-Version - it serves GPO well, no polyphony-Problem. But it is GPO-only - like the kontakt version of emperor, the engine is not accessible and will only play the respective samples.

    I am facing the same question right now - I do have Gigastudio Solo and thinking about an upgrade. Or you can upgrade the kontakt player to the full version for a good discount. GPO can be run on the full Kontakt Version then plus tweaking. Kontakt can import Giga - but devil is in the detail. MOST of the samples work well, but if all layers, articulation, controls are transfered - it is a case by case thing, unfortunatley. I personal like the sound of Giga very much, much more than Kontakt 2, but Kontakt 2 is far more stable.

    I think I will end up with GIGA Solo and the upgrade to Kontakt Full Version. Than I can live in both worlds, in case.
    What do you mean by saying that GIGA sounds far better than Kontakt 2? Please explain in greater depth, because I just purchased K2. Thanks.

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