Finally had some time to work with GPO, and recorded a simple little string piece last night.
I don\'t have a pedal for my MIDI controller yet, so I couldn\'t do the alternate bowing, which might have sounded better on some of the phrasing. I would have added it via the MIDI editor with CC64, but I couldn\'t figure out how to get that to work successfully. I\'ll probably just rerecord the violins when I get a pedal soon.
I also have poor latency on my system which makes multi-tracking difficult (I need to get an ASIO compatible soundcard, eh?), so it\'s a bit looser than I would have liked in some spots, but in a way, the feel of this whole piece is kind of loose and flowing, so that\'s not really too much of a disadvantage in this case. I did some minor MIDI editing of the timing of a few notes, but I didn\'t want to mess with it too much right now, as I probably will record it again.
Anyway, check it out. Comments and suggestions are welcome. I am almost completely new to composing, \'performing\' and recording in this milieu, but I\'m really enjoying working and learning with GPO. FWIW, the instruments are Guarn Ens 1 & 3 for the violins (the Gaurns are my favorites of the violins!) and Cello Lush. Recorded dry into Power Tracks Pro, then mixed and reverb added in Adobe Audition.