To preface, I am a real newbie regarding computerized musical composition.
I currently use Finale 2006 and Sonar and am considering purchasing GOP and/or JABB. Any help on the following questions is appreciated.
1. Can both GPO and JABB be installed on the same hard drive? I seem to recall reading posts where others have had problems installing the second program for some reason.
2. Can GPO program use JABB libraries or vice versa or does a separate player need to be opened for each program? ie: Can both libraries reside in the same folder?
3. Can (and is it a problem setting up) Finale 2006 select from either GPO or JABB libraries at the same time when selecting instrumentation setting up scores?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Take a look at the program called GPO Studio. You can download it from the main Garritan website (under the Updates and Downloads section). It lets you run 8 players simultaneously (GPO and JABB). Therefore, you can have up to 64 instruments of JABB and GPO combined.
Colton J. Provias
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I have three Kontakt-based sample players: Kontakt 2, GPO, JABB, and Virtual Drumline 2 all installed on the same hard drive. I have had no problems, though I admit that I do most of my work in Kontakt 2 to allow for better mixing-and-matching among my KP libraries as well as my non KP and imported libraries.