Using GPO and KONTAKT2 with Other Notation Programs
If you have a notation program that does not have facilities to connect to
soft synths, you can still use GPO. By installing MidiYoke you will have a
"pipe" through which you can feed the Kontakt2 player with midi from your
notation program. The instructions below specifically refer to Windows XP
which is the only OS I have tried it on but other platforms are supported.
1 Download and install MidiYoke from www.midiox.com/myoke.htm.
Installation is particularily simple on Windows XP.
Other platforms are supported but it is not clear to me whether it will
work with VISTA .
2 Under Windows XP you should find that there is now a control panel applet:
"MYokeNT" which has a few options parameters available including the number
of ports (1-16).
Each MidiYoke port is effectively a pipe passing data
received on its input to the programme connected to its output.
3 Make sure you read the documentation on the site. In particular note the
warning about connecting inputs to outputs!
4 Start up your notation program.
5 Find and select the midi port configuration options in that program.
On Personal Composer which is the one I have tested this on ,select the
MIDI menu and then "MIDI ports.."
6 You should then find you have available a number of ports named "Out to
MidiYoke: 1","Out to MidiYoke: 2", etc
7 Select one of these ports ."Out to MidiYoke: 1" for example.
8 Start Kontakt 2 standalone player.
9 Under the "File" menu select "Audio/Midi Setup" option.
10 On the Audio Setup page,select MIDI and should now see Input and Output
interfaces. amongst these you should have MIDIYoke input and output ports.
Select "In From Midi yoke : 1" (in our example). Then OK closes the dialog.
11 Load in the GPO instruments you wish to use. (You will probably wish to
save them as a multi to return to later - Kontakt2 Player "Load/Save".)
12 You should now be able to use the GPO instruments in your notation