I have searched the forum but not found the same problem. Please help.
I just installed the GPO last night (bought during Go-round) on my PC + Windows XP. My PC has a USB midi-interface and ECHO MIA sound card. The sound was truly stunning!!! However, the followings are the problems I found.
1) I started by playing my keyboard into the standalone KP2. After loading/unloading instruments for a while (at most two instruments at a time), the KP2 suspended during an instrument loading. This was so severely that I couldn't terminate the KP2 process from task manager. I had to restart the PC. The second time went through fine.
2) I then tried the plugin KP2 on a free VSTHost software. I first tried the KP2-8-out. The hanging during loading happened again. It's not exactly hanging because the instrument loading just suddenly became extremely slow after a few percents of loading process. And now eventhough I could terminate the VSTHost + KP2, reran them caused another suspension immediately. I had to restart the PC. Then, it didn't happen again in the second time I tried the same configuration.
My PC spec : AMD X2 5200+, Asrock ALIVE NF6P mainboard, 1GBx2 RAM (Kingston), Western Digital SATAII 80 GB H/D.
In all cases of hanging, only the KP2 software (or VSTHost + KP2) hanged. The Windows XP did not. So I checked the CPU usage. The KP2 (or VSTHost+KP2) was holding 272 MB of RAM and didn't consume CPU at all. Sounds like it's waiting for some I/O completion?
Please help suggest whether or not you have experienced the same. I'm being very enthusiastic about playing the GPO. Really hope to get it work smoothly.
Nick : I think I will put sound card driver problem as the second priority over the PC/GPO compatibility issue, simply because this sound card is quite difficult to remove from the slot (my PC case problem).
Jim : I will check out the RAM. Yeh, it could be the issue.