After a recent HD crash/PC hardware problem I\'ll be looking to reinstall GS next week...probably.
I\'ve noticed my way of working has changed a lot since I got a new Dual G4 and started using the EXS. The high polyphony count, size of instruments I could load and number of instances I could use has lowered my usage of GS significantly, although I still use it for patches that don\'t sound as good on the EXS (such as the ones that use filtering etc.)
I also hate the fact that since GS hasn\'t seen a recent update it is not on par with the current processor speeds: the limit is set at half a gig of samples (ram, that is) and 160 voices eventhough newer pc\'s are coping easily with that. My \'old\' athlon 1.6 never hit beyond 22% cpu usage, and it was annoying to see that I couldn\'t use more than that since GS set a limit to it.
The EXS has shown me that other softsamplers are capable (quite easily actually) to matching GS\' performance, which is why I\'m interested in Kontakt.
For these reasons I\'m looking at other ways to use my new PC; one of those is running Kontakt in standalone to takeover the GS duties. I do my sequencing on the mac and the PC is generally used for GS sample stuff and database only.
My questions are:
-can Kontakt load all gig patches and get a similar kind of performance?
-if I want to run a similar featureset as GS, do I need to run 4 seperate instances of Kontakt to get the same set (4x16 midichannels), or can this be done from one instance on stand alone mode?
-what is the voicelimit per instance (if I recall correctly 256, but I\'m unsure)
-what is the latency on standalone?
-number of outputs?