If you please, what specs am I looking at to run GPO without compromise? Ram, CPU etc. I am getting a machine solely to use with GPO and other libraries. I aim to have an entire orchestra with several extras (piano, harp, percussion) going at once.
The instrumentation I use for sampled renditions is 3,3,3,3-3,3,6,1-strings-tuned/nontuned percussion-piano,harp,celesta.
With suitable doubled (or tripled) samples I can get away with less wind parts, In the past I have simply doubled parts as if they were real, using 3 different clarinet patches lets say.
I\'m assuming that GPO implements some kind of keyswitch right? Nothing bugs me more than having 6 channels for a single violins II divisi section!
In the past I have always done all dynamics with controllers setting velocity to a constant. Looks like GPO is the first commercial library to finally get a clue and do it this way. The exception is percussive performance techniques. I set up pizzicato, spiccato, pianos, marimbas etc to respond to velocity since that is how such sounds are controlled in real life. I would assume that GPO makes this simple distinction, although using controllers for spiccato is not a big deal.
Any advice on suitable sound cards for use with GPO would be welcome as well, although I have several with ASIO drivers.
The demos suggest that GPO is a real steal for the money. Some of the other sound libraries out there are too bloated and romantic, being practically useless for certain types of orchestral blends, such as classical-era emulations.