Wow! The difference between the two mp3 examples is nothing short of remarkable.
I'm curious as to how customizable it is. While it clearly "humanizes" the sound, can it- in my case- "Quasarize" it? In other words, can I emulate the uniquely personal expression I'm hearing in my own mind when I compose a piece?
If so, then my interest in getting fast and fluid with notation (after I get seemless with Sonar and sequencing) goes from back-burner project to front-burner, because this would seem to go a long way towards solving a problem unique to our digital age. Traditionally, of course, humanizing a score was never an issue, as probably not even Bach could be so mechanically precise as to sound like a computer. (Or could he?)
This makes me want to upgrade to 2005! Changing the dynamics from velocity to modwheel data automatically is attractive. Now, if they would only make human playback play crescendos and decrescendos for GPO the way that it does for the built-in sounds!
(Unless they did with this version and I just missed it or something in the info I read?)
Thanks for helpful info
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz 4GB Ram OSX 10.5.8
Korg TritonLe & MAudio Oxygen 8
T3, Logic 9, DP7, K2, GPO4, Strad, Gofriller, C&MB, Finale 2010
I received my Finale 2005 upgrade last week. Forget smart tuplets and anything else, the new human playback alone is worth the price of the upgrade. Everything else is gravy. And Robert's presense here tells me that he'll listen to our comments and make HP even better with each upgrade.
I love it. I use Finale and Sibelius and this is enough to make me want to use Finale exclusively.
Question: I am really not a sequencer guy (even though I own Sonar). What would I need to do and use to create master quality music with Finale only, and bypass a sequencer (and possibly Ambience and use a different reverb)?
Thanks again for the tutorial and I hope I get some good feedback!!!
Robert, we are thrilled to hear from you on this forum! And we Finale users are extremely excited about the developing partnership between Finale and GPO. The ability to hear absolutely realistic orchestral playback will make Finale the indisputable program of choice for composition.
Here's an idea: by using the lighter "Player" versions of a very basic selection of GPO orchestral instruments, Finale could enable ALL its users to enjoy the astonishing fidelity of GPO in a version that would fit in a very small amount of RAM. This would put Finale light years ahead of anyone else in the field.