OK, I'm just thoroughly confused. Is it safe to go in the waters of windows xp Finale 2007c and the NI Kontakt 2 player for Full GPO. Depending on where I look: here or MakeMusic forum, I just can't figure out what the story is. Any geniuses out there have this figured out?
The latest that I understand is that it works except that human playback crashes or doesn't understand the KP 2 instruments, thus there is a beta of the Finale VST dll. Is this hear-say or fact?
There is a version (18.104.22.168) of FinaleVSTHost.dll, that is said to be more stable than the standard version (22.214.171.124). You can obtain 126.96.36.199 from Finale Support. You may, however, get more stability by routing Finale's MIDI Output to KP2 stand alone. That is what I do now with Kontakt 2 - I started using this approach yesterday and there were no crashes all day long. Playback with HP starts much faster and saving is much faster.
It is not HP, that crashes, it is said .dll. HP itself is stable, and although it doesn't yet recognize GPO KP2 by default, you can edit the Instrument Techniques to make it do so.