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David Young : chambermusic
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   Posted 1/3/2005 7:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I hope that one of these days I can give a good answer to this post. I have GS orchestra but have not used it yet. I hope that changes this coming weekend.

I purchased Kirk Hunter solo strings. In a similar vein as Alan, I compose 19th century chamber music and would like to get some good quality sounds. (Well, he writes in a 18th century style... me, 19th century, but hey I am only off by a century.) Unfortunately, I could not load the KHSS on my hard drive. They are promising a duplicate set any day now. If that doesn't work, I may need to purchase a new DVD reader drive.

But I am determined to give this a try.

I hope to be able to get back to you.

David


David Young
 
Composer of classical-romantic style chamber and orchestral music.
 
Finale 2.4 through 2005, GPO studio
laptop PC, windows XP home, 2.4 ghz, 516 Megs RAM
Desktop PC, Gigastudio 3, 2 Gigs RAM, 3 hard drives
 
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   Posted 12/27/2004 6:16 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
he didn't seem to care whether he answered
my questions or not...
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Alan
 
My experience in getting ANY information from
EWQL people was the same.  At $3,000.00 for
the platinum edition, they seem to think they have the
only "widget" out there and at 10 times
the GPO (Garritan Pers Orchestra) - to a point it borders
on arrogance.  Their website does not address the
question of notation programs and apparantly
they don't either.   You will get more from the guys/gals
at
 
 
Try there as a number of them use FINALE and EWQL.
 
Paul O
Houston/Atlanta


Windows XP pro, Pentium 4 wireless
3.4 GHz, 2GB RAM
GPO & Finale 2005a
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"God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way."
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) Italian conductor,
to a trumpet player
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"Never Look at the trombones, it encourages them!"
Richard Strauss
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Alan Yoder
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   Posted 12/27/2004 2:05 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I just bought Gigastudio Orchestra and installed it. So far I am quite
disappointed.  I compose 18th century style music, and want to hear
it on well-sampled instruments. Even this $500 (street price) package
fails to have any decent solo string voices I can find.
 
Not only that, but human playback and GS don't seem to get along at
all, and playing with no human playback through GS yields quite inferior
results.  The voices themselves are undeniably better than Finale's, but
the phrasing and effects are lacking, as are all the subtleties of attack
and sustain that Human Playback deals with quite well really. 
 
From what I can tell so far, Finale's human playback feature seems to
interact with the SmartFont software in ways that it is unable to with GS.
 
If anyone knows how to plug these things together to get decent orchestral
sounds without a lot of MIDI and audio massaging and manipulation, I would
surely appreciate hearing about it.  I don't expect San Francisco Orchestra
performance quality, just something that's not offensive.  I'm currently running
GS 3.0 Orchestra, Finale 2004 and Live 4.0.
 
Another library of interest, btw, is EW/QL. If anyone has experience getting this
library to work with Finale Human Playback I'd be very interested. I contacted
their sales department, but the gentleman who wrote back didn't seem very
interested in taking my money--he didn't seem to care whether he answered
my questions or not.
 
Thanks,
 
Alan
MSEE, PhD CS.  Composer 18th century orchestral and chamber works.
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   Posted 12/26/2004 7:15 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm having trouble with configuration as well. Specifically getting Giga to read Midi files. I thought it was supposed to. I also had trouble, in fact have been unsuccessful in loading the content CD's. I installed the software, but after that, ?????????

Any help would be aprechiated.

Marsyas

Post Edited (Marsyas) : 12/27/2004 9:19:09 PM GMT

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   Posted 9/28/2004 4:47 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi guys,
 
I appreciate your answers.
I amm going to try and go to the referred URL, and I keep an eye on "twofiveone"'s exposure.
 
Francis
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David Young : chambermusic
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   Posted 9/27/2004 4:39 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

I hope that I can answer your question in a few weeks or so.  I just had Dell build me a rather large desktop computer just for the purposes of running Gigastudio and Finale.  2 gigs of Ram, 3 alrge hard drives, fast CPU and other features.  Today I ordered Gigastudio orchestra and a special sound card.  I'll probably receive GS in a week and load it in two weeks and try it out.

Please note that you need a GSIF-2 compatable sound card.  Strange, Dell insisted that they keep the Audigy sound card in my new computer even though I didn't want it.  But there is plenty of space in the PCI section to load a new sound card.  I am getting the Echo-audio Layla 3G card, but this is probably unnecessarily large for my immediate needs and you do not need quite as expensive of a card.  But you need a GSIF compatable card, preferably a GSIF-2 compatable card.

At any rate, I hope that I can make some comments on how these two software products work together in another 3 or 4 weeks. cool

David

 

 



David Young
 
Composer of classical-romantic style chamber and orchestral music.
 
Finale 2.4 through 2004b, GPO studio
PC, windows XP home, 2.4 ghz, 516 RAM
 
Join us at www.composeforums.com for discussion of music composition,
arranging and orchestration!

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   Posted 9/24/2004 1:49 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi Francis,

I just started using Gigastudio 3 Ensemble with Finale. I've had a few configuration issues to deal with but other than that things have gone surprisingly well. If you can afford to it would be good to run Gigastudio on as clean a maching as possible as there does seem to be a number of things that gigastudio does not like. There is information on their web site regarding preparing a windows system for gigastudio.

http://www.tascamgiga.com/general.php

Hope this is helpful.

Allen
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   Posted 7/7/2004 4:12 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi,
 
Has anybody experienced using FINALE in conjunction with the sampler Gigastudio ?
Is there any special precaution to take in respect with compatibility ?
Is there any specific specifications for the soundcard ?
 
Any experience on the Windows platform would be welcome.
 
 
Francis
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