Hi everyone, and Dr. Leonard,
I'd like to just re-summarize a few things because you are so close to completing what you need...and while there are a number of worthwhile points coming up... it seems to all be bleeding together a bit...and forget apologizing for ineptitude! No worries...we have all been where you are and are still learning all the time.
As far as the original topic here...you should be able to confirm the things you wanted to know and accomplish everything without a lot of effort. So, please...
Starting fresh using your existing score:
To check immediately how many instances of KONTAKT you actually have loaded or not...simply right-click on any track (or go to the top menu drop-down for "Tracks") and select "Choose Track's Instrument." Then click the "Existing Instrument" tab. When you click on the "Existing Instrument" tab, it should list all of the instances of KONTAKT there. You can also look at your track's setup in the "Remap Playback" option from the "Tracks" dropdown. The bottom line here is that you should be able to quickly see however many instances of KONTAKT are listed there or not. Either way, this provides an answer in less than 10 seconds to the "I think I have loaded too many instances of KONTAKT" question. I am still not certain if we've confirmed this or not.
So...after all this...why not finish setting up your existing score if possible? In your particular case, you had an issue with the "Done" option being greyed out... so you couldn't go beyond that. Let's take it from there and I'm going to grab all the other steps and put it here one more time. Please try:
1. Start fresh and load your existing score.
2. Right-click on your Flute Track and select "Choose Track's Instrument" - then click "Flute" on the far right column. The only reason you are doing this...is because in your particular project your "Done" option is greyed out. So verify that "Done" is now no longer greyed out and proceed to the next step.
3. Select the "Software Instrument" tab and choose KONTAKT from that dropdown. By doing this...you have assigned this instance of KONTAKT to the Flute track.
4. Returning to the same flute track...right-click on it but this time select "Show Track's Instrument." It should then show you the empty instance of KONTAKT you just loaded. Now you want to actually load a flute sample inside of KONTAKT.
5. Use KONTAKT's File navigation on the left to locate ASO and the samples on your SSD C Drive:
Select the flute sample of your choice and double click it. It will load automatically and assign it a channel (Channel 1). You can also drag it from the navigation window over into the blank area of KONTAKT on the right (but don't let this confuse you - if it does, simply double click the sample to load it into KONTAKT).
6. Verify your channels.
Notice in KONTAKT it is set to Channel 1:
Then go to the Flute track in Overture and open the Inspector Panel...verifying your Flute track is set to Channel 1:
Play some notes and make sure you can hear the sample playing.
If you can - you're on your way. So, assuming you have sound and it's working...let's continue and set up the next track using the steps from the other thread.
7. Next - go to the Piccolo track, right-click PIccolo Track, select > Choose Track's Instrument and this time select Existing Instrument. From the drop-down, you must choose the existing KONTAKT instance you setup for the Flute. It may even say "Flute" but don't let that confuse you. Simply select it.
8. Return to the Piccolo Track...right-click on it, then select "Show Track's Instrument." It should show you the same instance of KONTAKT you had for your Flute track. Now repeat the steps...
9. Use KONTAKT's File navigation on the left to locate ASO and the samples on your SSD C Drive. Select the piccolo sample of your choice and double click it. It will load automatically and assign it a channel (Channel 2).
10. Verify your channels match. In KONTAKT Channel 2 should be set for the Piccolo and in Overture, select the Piccolo track, open the track inspector, and set the Piccolo to Channel 2.
You then continue this way - for your 3rd instrument - Oboe (Channel 3 in KONTAKT and Channel 3 in Overture), and 4th, 5th instruments etc. Until you complete the woodwinds.
Once you are done with the woodwinds... you move on to loading a new instance of KONTAKT for your Brass, one for Percussion, and one for Strings... starting over again each time with your channel assignments. You don't have to do it this way...but it is a good practice.
I'm going to stop there though - and wait to hear the good news that you've set up everything OK for the winds section. If you need help...feel free to pm or others here can help per usual. Let's just try not to get off track from you getting this working with your existing project. There are several other possible variables, but let's try to get the basics working first.
Whether or not your system can handle things will become clearer after having gone through everything correctly, both here and in the other thread. I may merge all this eventually...but let's see if we can finish it out to the end. It would be a shame not to. Good luck.