Hi all new GPO5 owners.
I would very much appreciate your feedback with reference to some work I've been doing on one GPO5 xml file.
The work has influenced the appearance only of the new SAM brass legato patches.
What you'll see is the MUTE control that was on the left hand side of the controls section (underneath the equaliser) moved over to the right hand side, lowest row, and relabelled slightly.
In addition I've reinstated the Stereo Stage controls in its former position, underneath the equaliser, as follows:
What I'd be grateful for is some feedback as to whether you think this layout works?
Does the stereo stage need to go left a bit?
Does the mute control look correct?
How do I stand legally modifying someone else's code. (Given that the xml and sfz specifications are public domain.)
Most importantly, should I be tackling this at all? (I did it just to see if I could do it!)
I have no prior xml experience, but I am a trained and qualified assembler/machine code programmer from as long ago as the late sixties, and xml is just a simple mark up language, as is sfz. This bit took just a few hours this afternoon.
(it should have taken just a few minutes, but I did have to work out how the xml code works, and how to modify it.)
N.B. Because the xml is done for this one file does NOT mean that I can apply it yet to all new instruments.
Neither does it mean that I have completed the alteration of the sfz file(s) to reinstate a working stereo stage.
That will follow next. (At the moment that looks a little more challenging, but not rocket science.)
I made a start with the brass legato simply because it was the first one in an alphabetical list.
However, it may be more appropriate to implement the work, a section at a time, commencing with another choice.
If at all! Your choice.
If you would like to see this work go ahead, please let me know what your priorities would be in terms of the new instruments. I.E. What should come first, 2nd, etc.
In due course I may turn my hand to adding ADSR to all the older GPO4 instruments and whatever else catches my eye. Suggestions (clean ones!) readily accepted.
Don't expect a rapid turn around, I'm only a one man band.
But what I intend to do, should the project go ahead, is to complete a section, e.g. brass, test it extensively and allow one or two others to do the same, then post the modifications privately to those who'd like them.
Comments, keep them clean, gratefully received.