So call me a heretic -- but I'm making GPO work with Garageband. Arduous, but worth it....even with a somewhat costly upgrade to G5 and way more ram than a city used to run on. I even upgraded to fall Kompakt (some good ethnic sounds there) and have it running in GB.
Then I decided to cheat -- and Gary caught me!
I installed Band In A Box -- and have been trying to get everything to interface and play nice together. But right now it all seems to have been put together in the spirit of the Lower East Side of NY in the 1950-s -- not talking and sometimes fighting in different languages without understanding each other. For days now I have thought -- first the lawyers, then the programmers.
So Gary has asked me to work with (anyone, anyone) the folks at BIB and with GB to get together a tutorial to make it all sing in harmony in a single language (did the Estonians ever sing in Russian or even Esperanto for that matter??)
Right now it is down to NI stuff (Kompakt) not talking to or through GPO Studio (and I can understand why, as GG has explained) Rax 1.2.1 not patching through to BIB and I may have set up Audio-Midi control wrong with Rax-- and having to pipe everything from everywhere in midi for assembly in either another sequencer or notation program that will coordinate it all doesn't really need a tutorial -- but rather a miracle.
And - the sequencers for Mac that can handle this are usually out of the range of purchase for the consumers (such as myself) who get BIB to help and dream of getting GB to work for more than chicken scratch stuff.
So any information or ideas (as I mount Rosenante -- call for Sancho Panza -- and look for a way to defeat this windmill ) would be appreciated. I hope to simplify the steps needed without the constant shuttling between programs.
COST is a consideration -- as with GG's dream - I want to keep this at an amateur or high hobbyist price and function.
Gregg -- The Heretic -- Chmara