I'm getting GPO for Christmas but want to get proper hardware in advance.
One thing confusing me is I understand how realism can be approached with use of controls, keyswitches, pedals, etc. to invoke vibrato, amplitude, velocity dependent samples, etc.
But what isn't clear to a newbie like me is, without generalities, how you GPO pros <actually> are set up for this and specifically what some recommended controller(s) are to get the most out of GPO. It sounds a bit like rubbing your head and patting your tummy to me. Could some of you please tell me specifically what controller(s) you use, which wheel or slider or foot pedal you use for what when, for example, recording a realistic string or horn line. And what brand/model controllers I should look at with what features, sliders, wheels, etc.. for the best ergonomics in realtime input. I have an 88 key weighted midi keyboard already (Roland) but it doesn't have any controllers on it. My goal is realistic acoustic/orchestral emulation.
Thanks for any pointers.