Hi. I have been using the KP2 with GPO since the update. Really i like it very much more than the KP1. But i found this:
Kontakt Player 2 Standalone is very similar to Garritan Studio: It allows to use 64 midi channels simultaneously (but it can render to wav) and a very nice routing inside, included fx, etc. But, as you know, always the VSTi or DXi version are much more versatile than standalone, because you do all inside host.
BUT, when you load the VSTi inside any host, you ONLY have 16 midi channels ( the others are reported as "unavailable") So, if you want the 64 midi channels of the standalone version, you need 4 instances of it. Here is where i found the problem: If you use the Standalone version, the engine itself use 120mb of RAM, more and less. And you can use the 64 channels. BUT, if you want the same 64 channels loading 4 VSTis they will use 350mb of RAM! the engine itself, without any sample loaded. That is too much, since is not rare to use the 64 instruments or more.
So, my questions are:
1-Is there any way that KP2 standalone render to wav.
2-Is there any way that the VSTi use less RAM or share the RAM with the other loaded instances?
3-Is there any way to acces the 64 midi channels of a single instance?
4-Are this problems only be solved by the new Garritan drag&drop sampler?
Thanks very much any tip or info!