I did this a while ago and am posting it now because of something Nicole wrote in the post of her wonderful Mozart. She joked about putting GPO through its paces with all of the string notes.
When I first got GPO I tried to put this song in and my computer couldn’t handle it so I did the sensible thing and bought a new computer and started over. My new computer is much, much faster, yet I was getting a lot of snap, crackle and pops, particularly in the spot where everything is doing 32nd notes. You couldn’t hear anything. This was totally unplayable.
On another forum and another piece of music Shazbot recommended I reinstall Windows without ACPI. I did and my popping problems are over.
So the moral of the story, GPO can handle all of the notes, but can your computer?
Anyway, I started putting in each individual player live, but after starting my second pass for each instrument type (i.e., second time through for the first violin part, etc.) I got bored and moved on to something else. To finish up I just copied the parts over that I hadn’t recorded yet. I also never put in the harpsichord. I think I used 4 ensemble instruments each for violin 1 and 2, 3 violas, 3 cellos a bass and the strad solo. I at one time had over 20 tracks, but pared them down later.
Anyway, here is the first movement of Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons (Opus 8):