Up to now I have been working around the percussion and particularly the timpani problem in the GPO KP2 update by using Kontakt Player 1 for timpani.
Just to recap on the problem, the percussion in the GPO KP2 update does not play timpani and other percussion rolls properly. The timp rolls have the machine gun effect in KP2 whereas in KP1 the timp rolls play smoothly. Tom is aware of the problem and has promised a fix in the future. The suggested workarounds were to use KP1 or apply EQ. I prefer to use the KP1 work around as, for me, it gives far better results; I have not been very successful using the EQ idea.
I have now completed a clean reinstall of Finale 2008 and GPO and JABB. I removed all previous versions before the clean install. The problem now is that the original Finale full GPO verion 18.104.22.168, which uses the Kontakt Player 1, will not install in Finale 2008. The installer states that Finale 2006 must be installed. If I select the option to continue, it doesn't install the 'Notation' set of instruments needed by Finale. By comparison, JABB installed perfectly and I was able to paste the Garritan Jazz VST and txt files into the Finale 2008 VST folder and the JABB 'Notation' set is there.
Can anyone please help me to add the GPO KP1 Notation set to Finale 2008 or suggest another workaround for the timpani/percussion that will give the same results as using the KP1.
The timpani is so important to me that, for me, it was a significant oversight in GPO KP2 but I was content with the workaround which worked perfectly. Now I'm rather anxious and hope that someone can help.
Tom, whatever is missing in KP2, is this something I can reset myself in KP2 or does this require programming knowledge?