Hi everyone! I'm a new user of GPO, and it is an AMAZING program. I have it running on my old DELL machine with XP and only 512 MB of RAM. Nope, I can't load a full orchestra, but I have still been able to use about four or five instruments all playing together without too many hiccups.
Needless to say, though, if I want to get serious about using GPO in my audio recordings, it's time to upgrade my computer. I have my sights set on the DELL Inspiron 1720 Notebook, Vista Premium, 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor, 128MB NVidia Graphics Card to take the memory consumption of the Aero interface away from the main memory, 2GB of RAM, and a 120GB Hard Drive at 7200RPM.
I want to go with the notebook instead of a desktop for portability. When I'm home, it will just plug into a large monitor and keyboard, and get power from the wall outlet. When I'm on the road, I can use it live in performance. I also have an idea of using GPO at my church. The church organ has MIDI ports, and I think both keyboards, along with the pedals, may be set to individual MIDI channels, allowing the organist to play three GPO instruments at the same time!!
So my question for anyone out there is... am I on the right track? Will GPO work with Vista and can I count on a notebook to handle the same demanding audio tasks that a desktop would? I like to record a lot of music or just goof around with standalone VSTs for hours. What DAWs will work well with Vista and GPO?
Thanks for your help!