Originally posted by dnortana:
Unique samples, of different instruments (e.g. an old flute and a new flute, plus a dinged one maybe), or maybe different mic\'s, sampled in the same space, performed on separate tracks, each with its own unique and humanly imperfect performance( timing, controller response, etc.) - add these together and you get a sum that is far greater than the parts. One of the magic ingredients of GPO.
Gary and Tom payed a lot of attention to getting this right in designing and building the library. Even the naming convention of the instruments is such that you can quickly ascertain which instruments can be \'ensembled\' together, and which ones can\'t.
Ed\'s right about the phasing.