I just recieved the GPO yesterday and am pleased with the quality of the samples. However, like some of the other posts, I am having problems getting Legato to work. I am sure it is pilot error. I have read all the other posts and responses and have yet gotten this to work properly. I can, however, get the sustain to work for the Piano. As far as I know the phrases I am playing are "connected" there are no rests. I know it was mentioned about note overlapping but I am not sure what you would mean from a real-time playing perspective.
I know that you have to change the options setting. I am just using the stand-a-lone GPO instead of the VST version from a sequencer. I have Sonar but I wanted to just try playing the samples directly first. I am using a Korg Karma as the midi controller.
Change the sustain pedal (cc64) option setting to the second one, that reads midi cc when you're done.
Now when you depress the sustain pedal, you should be able to bang on the note, or hit it softly, and get the exact same result providing you don't move the mod wheel - because the attack portion of the note has been suppressed by the legato feature (pedal down). Do the same thing without pressing the pedal. Now the attack (not a legato thing) comes into play.
This feature lets you string a sequence of notes together so they sound smooth, with no intermediate attacks, providing that the end of one note and the beginning of the next one are at about the same exact time (or the first note can overlap the second a little).
Have you tried with a solo woodwind or brass instrument? Make sure polyphony is set to 1, so that the function will work. If you get no effect then there is something buggy in your installation. With the sustain pedal depressed and set to midi cc, you should hear no difference when you play a hard or soft attack - but a dramatic difference with the sustain pedal released..
I will try that when I get back home. I am currently traveling. By the way, I did try the woodwinds and the Brass to no effect. So far I was only using GPO in stand-alone mode just for auditioning. Is there any issue with that configuration? I am at least glad someone has seen this. I thought I was going Bonkers
You have SONAR, as I do. As an experiment, try bumping up the velocity trim on the midi track to +30. Then you ought to notice the difference. Try the Oboe solo voice, for example.
Thanks Billp. that seemed to have worked for the Strings. I cannot discrern a difference with either Woodwinds or Brass though. That seems a bit odd to me. Perhaps I am just not hearing the touging vs slurring.