Hi everyone! I'm Ben, a music hobbyist with a love of film and video game soundtracks and scoring.
I've been using Garritan libraries ever since I was... younger x3 I've always used GPO as a plugin for FL Studio, which is my DAW of choice, has always been and will always be :3
It has always worked flawlessly, even in high demand scenarios where I had the entire orchestra loaded playing at high polyphony with low latency. Notably, it worked well on a 2005 budget laptop with no hyperthreading, no multi-core processing, and no special sound card of any kind.
Recently I purchased a new computer with a faster processor and more, faster memory than I'd ever owned in the past. Accordingly, I finally purchased GPO4 to go along with it.
It still plays fine, and the sounds are wonderful as ever. I especially love the Stereo Stage effect and built in Reverb. But I can only load so many instruments in this new version before problems start to arise. For example, say I build a full strings environment with enough sections and solos to fill the entire 16 outputs on the ARIA Multi player. Now I want to add a brass section. But now I find that some notes on the newly loaded brass instruments aren't playing. Some will make a little buzzing sound. Some notes will play for a half-second before cutting out.
What's curious about this effect is that it is constant. I had a French Horn solo that would play flawlessly on the upper register but crackle and stop on the lower octave or so. The SAME notes were effected, so it wasn't a random strain on resources.
It's BOGGLING my mind! Just tears me apart that I can't have the whole thing playing together.
Any help from the tech wizards here would be helpful. I know this computer is more than capable of playing the samples.
Kudos to the Garritan team. They've created something truly special here. Just wish I could use it ):