I thought I would introduce myself and ask a question.
My son is 15 plays electric guitar, my wife is a very good piano player, My daughter is at the UofM going for a music major (clarinetbflat/Sax) and I keep trying to make music the triditional way of actually playing the instrument but alas I don't have the skill required. I do have a good ear though... and I know what sounds good.
As a programmer from back in the commodore 64 days, i use to write assembly code and machine code before that when i created the IEA editor assembler to use to write games for commodore. So i come from a programming background.
I have cakewalk/acid bought a few years ago but I was never satisfied with any sounds I made through midi. My Son would not even look at midi because he had the impression it sucked.
So I listened to sonicfoundrys strings one day last year and it was in the back of my mind. My son wanted a synth and we decided on Reason and I bought a new computer/m-audio card, keyboard, the works.
Then I bought GS3 and after getting that to work I stumbled into GPO. Just installed it last night. Loaded up a cello sound bank started playing and water came out my eyes, yes at 47 I can still cry.
Anyway I will be hanging around here for a while. Looking forward to learning the intricate methods to create live sounding compositions that I have heard many of you create. I could use a smattering of small midi files that run under cubasis/GPO as samples of how great sound is created with these tools.
My question relates to making my own sound banks. I would like to find a program that splits wave files into slices to work on layering sounds with my gigastudio editor. I just bought what I thought was a stand alone beatslicer from fruitloops, but their mirror site is down and I bet I threw out another 35 bucks to the wind. I was thinking of programming my own on C but I thought I would see if anyone here has worked with this stuff.