I would appreciate anybody's advice:
I use GPO with Cakewalk Home Studio 2 (lite version of Sonar). I am finding some problems controlling and manipulating volume, both on individual tracks, and overall. I load GPO as a DXi when I am working on a project, and assign each track to a GPO player, which I load in the Kontakt player that comes up.
I have 2 particular volume issues. The first is that I tend to load a MIDI file into HS2 to work with. These files always contain key velocity data, which other DXi programs respond to, but GPO does not seem to respond to. I will have a track which tapers from a key velocity of 64 all the way to 5 (for a noticeable diminuendo), but the GPO track just keeps going at one level. I know that GPO does not respond to key velocity info, so there may be some extra step or data conversion process I am not doing.
Also, other DXi programs, such as Edirol, respond totally to envelopes, particularly volume envelopes. This is important for fading out a complete piece properly. I will draw a volume envelope in each track, and the envelopes are uniform in all tracks for a smooth fade out of the entire piece. I have tried these on some GPO/HS2 piees, and the GPO tracks totally ignore the volume envelopes.
Volume control is really important (obviously). I would appreciate if anybody can give me guidance on the two problems listed above.