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    GPO4: The most frustrating program I have ever dealt with

    Hello all,

    I recently bought Garritan Personal Orchestra for the purpose of using it during live performances of string sections. However I am running into so many problems I thought I wouldn't have to think about when buying this.

    1. Keyswitches in Full Strings KS. I own an 88 key keyboard, but 80% of the keyswitches are below the 88 keys. I only need a few of the keyswitches too. So can I choose where/what keyswitches are assigned? My guess is no. Also, I need to change articulations quickly, so how can I do that without playing stride piano?

    2. My sustain pedal does not appear to work with the Full Strings KS. In the manual it says it should. How do I get the sustain pedal to work to play legato passages in strings?

    EDIT: 3.5 How do I add split points? Ex: Harp in the left hand, strings in the right.

    3. I don't want to use the Aria Player anymore. How do use the Garritan library in a different sampler, such as Ableton Live?

    The keyboard I am using is the Yamaha P140 if that makes any difference.
    Sorry if I sound rude, but I get very frustrated when I spend money on software that does not do what I thought it would.

    Thanks
    -Will

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    Re: GPO4: The most frustrating program I have ever dealt with

    I know the type of frustration.

    1. Keyswitches in Full Strings KS. I own an 88 key keyboard, but 80% of the keyswitches are below the 88 keys. I only need a few of the keyswitches too. So can I choose where/what keyswitches are assigned? My guess is no. Also, I need to change articulations quickly, so how can I do that without playing stride piano?
    You can transpose your keyboard one octave up, since you are not going to get much mileage out of the top octave with a string section. You can also edit the patch file (Full Strgs.sfz), although I wouldn't know exactly how to do that. Perhaps someone else knows.

    2. My sustain pedal does not appear to work with the Full Strings KS. In the manual it says it should. How do I get the sustain pedal to work to play legato passages in strings?
    That's a matter of knowing. The sustain controller (CC#64) for the "normal" patches controls the legato, which (sort of) means suppressing the attack of the next note. If you want to use the sustain controller to hold the keys while taking away your hands, chose the "notation" set of patches. See the manual for more details.

    3. I don't want to use the Aria Player anymore. How do use the Garritan library in a different sampler, such as Ableton Live?
    I don't know if that's possible, but it seems unlikely.

    3.5 How do I add split points? Ex: Harp in the left hand, strings in the right.
    You could try to manually copy the sfz files under a new name, edit the high and low key range as desired, load them in Aria and set them to the same channel, or put something in the MIDI path before Aria player. Probably your master keyboard can split MIDI over two channels. Otherwise, you might considering using the plugin in your sequencer and make the split there.
    Theo

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    Re: GPO4: The most frustrating program I have ever dealt with

    You probably need a VST Host program for live playing such as Forte or Cantabile. These are designed for live use to assign various VST's and splits for your master keyboard. ARIA is not designed as I live host but is more of a generic VSTi plugin.

    Jim

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    Re: GPO4: The most frustrating program I have ever dealt with

    "...I don't want to use the Aria Player anymore. How do use the Garritan library in a different sampler..."

    GPO4 was programmed specifically for Aria, and it's the only sample player it will operate in.

    Randy B.

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