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    How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    I can figure out how load instruments and get them to play the sounds I need, but how do I actually go about reocrding them along a timeline so that I can put other instruments in with it?

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    Are you using a sequencer or a notation program or are you using GPO as a Standalone?

    Ron

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    I am using it as standalone. I was under the impression the built-in software would negate the need to buy a third party sequencer.

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trenchgun View Post
    I am using it as standalone. I was under the impression the built-in software would negate the need to buy a third party sequencer.

    Well, in one respect, the Garritan Products are like all sound modules: the are used to generate sound. You can use the stand alone as a solo instrument, but if you want to record any ensemble, you will need a sequencer of some sort, or a notation program that will playback. There are some which are free or inexpensive.

    Richard

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland View Post
    Well, in one respect, the Garritan Products are like all sound modules: the are used to generate sound. You can use the stand alone as a solo instrument, but if you want to record any ensemble, you will need a sequencer of some sort, or a notation program that will playback. There are some which are free or inexpensive.

    Richard
    What would you recommend?

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    Reaper seems to be a nice inexpensive sequencer, if that is what you are after. I downloaded the demo version and it works very nicely and I intend to buy it soon. It's only US$50 if you use it for non-commercial purposes. If you are after notation software that works lovely with GPO, then I would recommend Finale2008 or for a little cheaper, you can go for Overture4.

    All of these softwares will allow you to ultimately create mp3 tracks.

    Good luck!
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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trenchgun View Post
    What would you recommend?
    Well, I long ago tried out an assortment of sequencers, and made my selection, and use it exclusively, but it is not cheap. The sequencer is Sonar, formerly Cakewalk. I can't offer any advice on other sequencers, but I expect there will be plenty of others willing to share their experience and recommend something suitable.

    Richard

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    Re: How do I actually use Garritan to produce an MP3 tract?

    If you can find a copy of a British magazine, "Computer Music", it comes with a DVD with lots of free software, including a sequencer.

    It has sequencers, samplers, effects, drum machines, etc. Everything you need to get started. After you get a better idea of how this all works, you can upgrade to a fancier sequencer/notation program.

    The magazine is only $15 in the states. I usually see it at Barnes & Noble (in the computer magazine section), but I'm sure you can find it in other book and music stores.
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