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    GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    I'm using GPO4 as a VST with Overture 4. Is a tutorial on how to use these two together in the works? I'm still trying to get the KS Combo samples to work with Overture 4's expressions. Keyswitching from arco to pizzicato and back is kinda hard if not impossible. The keyswitches aren't labeled like they were in earlier versions of GPO.
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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Bronx Dude,

    I just e-mailed Geniesoft to see if they plan to update Overture 4 to recognize GPO4 Aria key switches, etc. They responded that they do have plans and will begin work on it next week.

    Until then, a work around would be to load various articulations individually. For example, say a piece calls for bass drum and damped bass drum. Load the bass drum on voice one of the BD staff, then load another bass drum with key switch set to damped on voice 2. With strings, load the various articulations on separate voices.

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    thanx for both the info on ove4 and the workround! though i tend to do that anyway cuz i never remember the keyswitches...also glad that overture is still being supported..i like it quite a lot

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Thanks, valhalx. I'll try the workaround.
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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    We had a Contest Idea Contest not too long ago and the winning idea was 'Best Tutorial'. We thought we would hold off until GPO ARIA came out. Now that it is out we should start the contest soon and hopefully we will have some tutorials.

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx View Post
    Bronx Dude,

    I just e-mailed Geniesoft to see if they plan to update Overture 4 to recognize GPO4 Aria key switches, etc. They responded that they do have plans and will begin work on it next week.

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    Bill
    Any news on this? I use Overture 4 and would like to try out GPO4 with it (though GPO 1 is so dodgy with it that I'm hesitant to try to push it any further).

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    I would also be interested in hearing anything on this topic. Geniesoft has a pretty spare Web site.

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Although there is no XML file for GPO4, it is still easy to define things.

    If you want keyswitches, choose an instruction such as "pizz" and define it for playback per the manual. Double-click on it and a nice window pops up with lots of parameters for you to set.

    You only really need to do this ONCE for each instruction. When you are done with your project, check the "all in track" or "all in score" box on ONE instance, and that will redefine all instances of the instruction. I do this frequently, as I like to listen and edit as I go.

    This procedure holds true for dynamics, articulations, and expressions.


    WARNINGS:
    1. "All in score" and "all in track" work only backwards, not forwards. IOW, choosing one of these only operates on EXISTING instructions, not ones that you will enter al a later time.

    2. When defining keyswitches, WATCH OCTAVES. Overture refers to Middle C as C4, but Garritan libraries refer to Middle C as C3. You can either match that setting in Overture or adjust the octave appropriately in the keyswitch message.
    Keyswitch notes are found in the GPO 4 manual. Make sure the KS instruction PRECEDES the note on which the KS is to occur.

    SO: With a little work, it is possible to get GPO4 and Overture 4 talking smoothly.

    You are aware that there is a PDF manual for Overture, yes? Look in the PROGRAM FILES>GENIESOFT directory.

    Jim W.

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Gardibolt...

    What's dodgy about GPO1 with Overture 4? Works great for me.
    DON'T use GPO Studio...with Overture 4, GPO Studio is redundant if not downright dangerous.

    Just load GPO1 as a VST.

    I just got a new Win 7 system and just reimaged my XP system. I now have ALL versions of GPO coexisting comfortably (nice to have a big HD to keep all those libraries at once!!) and they all work fine with Overture.

    Please ask if you have questions or can elaborate on the dodginess.

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    Re: GPO4/Overture 4 Tutorial Coming Soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by bionicbub View Post
    i would also be interested in hearing anything on this topic. Geniesoft has a pretty spare web site.
    +1 !!!!!!!!

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