I just finished an orchestral arrangement of a piece I wrote originally in 1999 in memory of a great friend of mine and wonderful musician, Eddie Sossin. He died suddenly in May of that year and this was written for a memorial concert held a few months after his death. This is actually the first movement. The second movement is more of a latin jazz thing and the piece was originally scored for jazz orchestra. This one always seemed like it would lend itself to symphonic scoring, so I gave it a whirl. Due to CPU complaints from my otherwise trustworthy Mac I had to forgo a couple of rolls on both suspended cymbals and timpani for this Finale rendering, but I left in the big harp gliss!
As always, I have questions. How could I configure the full orchestra to avoid the major CPU burp that happened at the climax? I AM using built in audio only. If I sprung for an audio card, would that make all the difference? Most of the clicks and splurks seemed to vanish by the time I did the audio recording and then converted to mp3. But I'd like to know what to do. As you can see from my signature, I have a reasonably hearty setup and one would think this could be avoided.
Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy.