I'm finally getting back to doing some more music now that vacation is over.
Some time ago, I posted my arrangement of an Harmonium piece by Sigfrid Karg-Elert for organ and orchestra....
I was never fully satisfied with it - I'm rather picky about the organ sound, and while the GPO organ is far better than most organs included in orchestral sample sets, I have been spoiled by the Hauptwerk sample program for organ sounds...
Up until now, it has been VERY difficult for me to synchronize Finale 2006 playing GPO with a midi file playing Haupwerk - my PC was FAR too puny to attempt to play Hauptwerk while also running Finale 2006 (and GPO and HW could not simultaneously be used due to the nature of Finale's MIDI implementation)
Now that I have a dedicated PC for Hauptwerk, I simply muted the orchestral tracks after recording sans organ, switched my MIDI outputs to go to the remote machine instead of GPO, recorded the organ and reassembled the files in my trusty DAW.
I tried a little trick to make the space larger by applying 2 different impulses - a 125-foot distance from the organ, a 115-foot distance from the orchestra (thanks for the tip, DPDan)
Here it is:
If you want to hear the previous version, it's still HERE