I received GPO at home yesterday and at work today! Thanks Gary and MaryAnn.
My first impressions are that the sounds are great. I spent the afternoon working on a piece in Sonar and so far it really sounds good.
However, that does not come without a price. I have a P4 1.8Ghz machine with 512 megs of ram and after filling up two instances of GPO, my machine ground to a halt when I started on the third. So it is not possible for me to realize a full orchestra on that machine. What are my options for reducing the load? Should I offload GPO to another machine and access it over the LAN, or do I just need more power and memory?
To reduce the load, the first thing to do is use the \"dry\" versions of the instruments. The Kontakt reverb takes up a great deal of CPU and it is more efficient to use a reverb plug-in (like Ambience) on an effect send. This should free up your resources.
Another thing to try is to use GPO as a VSTi rather than a DXi within Sonar.
Actually, I was using the VSTi. I did it by mistake [grin]. However, I did use all wet sounds. I will try it with the dry ones on Monday. I was under the impression that the wet sounds were recorded that way, but I gather from your message that they just have reverb added. That I can easily handle as Sonar has some very good reverb plugs.
Here at home, I have even more of a challenge with an Athlon 950, but it does have 768 megs of ram.
Just got my GPO today (a Big Thankyou Gary!), though I won\'t have time to install it until monday (Church X-mass program this weekend I am recording and doing the sound for). I will post a little something of my first impressions when I get it going, if anybody\'s interested still (most everyone here seems to have receieved theirs already!).
\"..Talk about being \'shot outta th\' saddle\'!! Its Monday evening and I can\'t get GPO installed on my PC. I hope it\'s just a bad disc...will make another post if I get it installed and running...\"
Well, disregard above, thanks to Gary and many on this forum I remembered a post a while back about the Win98/ME installation method.
Just using it a couple hours....GPO sounds F A N T A S T I C.....