For what it's worth, I have found this not to be true. I have Finale 2008 and the Garritan Instruments for Finale that comes with it (and no other Garritan libraries at the moment), and I am able to load the KP2 that came with Finale as a VST in Reaper, and access all of the Garritan samples just fine.
Originally Posted by Sharkbat
Obviously, Cubasis is different from Reaper, so your success with this may vary.
Since you have the Finale version, you should be looking for the VST that comes with it, and not the PersonalOrchestraVST (which comes with full GPO). The VST I use is located at
C:\Program Files\Finale 2008\FinaleVST\KontaktPlayer2.dllIn Reaper, it shows up as a VST called "VSTi: KontaktPlayer2 (Native Instruments Software Synthesis GmbH) (32 out)".
Not sure how Cubasis works, but make sure that you have the VST path set up to look in the FinaleVST folder, or that you copy (not move!) this file into a place where Cubasis looks for VSTs.
One note: Using KP2 this way in Reaper, at first I was unable to get any of the Garritan samples to load. From inside Reaper, the KP2 VST kept telling me that the samples were not registered. They were registered, and I could play them fine when I opened the VST from Finale. I solved the problem by loading the samples in a Finale instance of the VST, and saving them as a multi. I can load the multi in the Reaper instance of the VST, and all the samples work fine. It's a little bit of a pain, because if I want to change instruments, I can't do it directly from Reaper -- I have to go back to Finale, load the multi, load a new instrument, save the multi again, and re-open it in Reaper.
I think I will not have this problem when I upgrade to full GPO and JABB, but that is a few months away. But anyway, I have gotten the Garritan Instruments for Finale to work as a VST in Reaper. Hopefuly you can get them to work with Cubasis.
Boy, I sure hope that I didn't just report an unintened licensing flaw that Finale/Native Instruments/Garritan didn't know about, and they turn this method of access off in later versions!