I've been watching the various reports on the KP2 ever since the upgrade came out. Every time I thought I'd go for it, there'd be more reported hassles, and I'd decide to wait longer. Well, it's usually good to wait until the smoke clears before taking a software upgrade.
But this new "final" version that came out this past Friday the 24th sounded like the time was right. It was good that both the library and the player were in one download.
So, throughout this busy day, I kept stepping through the process - taking a bit longer than it would for some people because my music computer is offline, and I had to transfer the various registration codes and permissions back and forth via a USB drive. But nothing was very complicated, and all went very smoothly.
NOW I've had a great, fun evening of poking around with the KP2 which now hosts my GPO, JABB and Strad. It is very cool indeed. I suppose it's mostly redundant of what I already have and can do inside Sonar, but it's slick to have just the one player with all the libraries loaded. Nice--And the effects seem pretty decent. Re-assigning the audio tracks to my liking was easy - I'd started experimenting with that last week when trying to help Raymond sort the KP2 mixer out.
AND - it's Great to finally realize that Impulse Responses from any source will work in the player's convolution plugin. The little library it comes with is a good start, but now's the time to reach into your folders of all those free S.I.R. IRs and drag them into KP2 - it's great!
I'd already understood that one has to drag the IRs into KP2 when it's in stand-alone mode, not inside a host. That problem still exists in this upgrade. No biggie. Then you save them as presets. No sweat. It's great - not only the S.I.R. files, but I had another folder of IRs I found somewhere with strange spaces like inside vacuum cleaner tubes, inside buckets, pots, old radios etc---There they all are, accessible in one easy interface along with the Garritan instruments. Now that's pretty slick.
SO - I suppose something could trip me up at some point, but so far, I'm VERy happy. AND it was a relief to see that opening up my older projects is no problem - The old players with the templates I had set up for various projects, that all comes up the same as before.
GO FOR it if you haven't already. I'm VERY glad I waited, but can say now I've never been happier with a free upgrade.
AND I need to thank both NICKIE and TONY for helping me out with some details - You two were very patient and helpful. THANKS!