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    Garritan Interview on O'Reilly

    My good friend David Battino* came to visit and our discussion about the Garritan Library led to the following article:


    David Battino is the author of the book "The Art of Digital Music"

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    Great article Gregory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Great article Gregory!
    Oh just to clarify, I didn't write it. But yes, it is a great article. Also, its a four-page article so don't forget to read the whole thing - very interesting points Gary makes.

    I think the suggestion to do an interview came about through our discussion of the new virutal instruments and the trends in this direction. I think there are still many "hardware" musicians who haven't dived into the virutal world although Gary has certainly pioneered the efforts to make virtual instruments more affordable as the article points out.

    However, what would a virtual only world be like? Everyone who comes into my studio always makes comments about the massive racks of hardware gear and then I have to explain to them that I don't use that stuff anymore and only intend to hawk it off on eBay sometime. I can imagine the day when I only have a chair and an LCD. Maybe then people will listen to the music again?

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    This is a very interesting interview. Nice to see a respected media company like O'Reilly taking an interest in sampling.

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    What a delightful interview. Gary has so much to offer the music community and there will be so much more to come. It's really great that people are starting to take a serious interest.


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    I thought you meant he was on Bill O' Reilly's show. Nice article, though!
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    Great article! I put a link to it on the home page at Show Programming so people who come to listen to the Composer Channel can read it, too!
    Christopher Duncan
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    Thanks for the post and the mention to Dave. This was an enjoyable interview to do. It was done over lunch in a quaint area of Bellingham, Washington by Randy Alberts. It was fun showing Randy how you can play symphonies and concertos on an ultraportable laptop from the score of a notation program. Delicious diner table orchestrations. African peanut soup always gets me talking!

    For those who don't know about O'Reilly Media - there is no relationship to Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly Media is a premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. It is regarded as one of the best computer book publishers in the world with over 1,000 titles (computer programmers consider an O'Reilly title to be the definitive book on the topic) In addition to publishing, the company hosts many annual conferences and summits, and provides online services for the open source community. Among such conferences are O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in California, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and other conferences which bring geeks and business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries The company's network of web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.

    And David Battino is the editor of the O’Reilly Digital Audio site, he was also the founding editor of Music & Computers magazine and the Desktop Music Production Guide, and has written for Electronic Musician, Keyboard, MacAddict, MacHome, Maximum PC, and Productopia.com. He is also the author of "The Art of Digital Music".

    It's great that O'Reilly is keeping their readers informed about virtual instrumentation and sampling.

    Gary Garritan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    For those who don't know about O'Reilly Media - there is no relationship to Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly Media is a premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies.
    Yeah...when I first saw O'Reilly I was afraid that it was referiing to Al Franken's old buddy Bill!

    O'Reilly Media is a different kettle of fish entirely. Years ago we used their Web Server product before finally switching over to Apache...O'Reilly is a great company.

    Now...did I see a reference in the interview to next years GPO Composition Contest winners being performed in Carnegie HALL? Hmmm!



    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Hi All:

    Read the articles, especially the one on NECESSARY EQUIPMENT to have with a mobile laptop.

    I have such a set up as you can see by my signature, but haven't had the courage to buy the Lacie 60 GB Mobile Hard Drive because I don't know how to set it up. If I had this, could I keep the GPO program on my Mac laptop and use the DP sequencer on the Mac--and then put the Library on the HD which would run at 7200 rpm? How do you set up something like that?

    I'm not too well versed in splitting up program files or custom installations. I have always run the "easy install" program to get me up and started. Sorry, I used all of my computer time for MIDI programs and fell behind with the computer.

    Maybe some of our computer specialists might make a checklist in tutorial form to make sure people using external HDs have the right files in the right place.........Maybe?

    Great articles and a good picture of Gary with his MIDI harp.

    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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