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    which sounds available in GPO

    I have just upgraded to Finale 2006 and am impressed by the Finale GPO version included. I'm thinking of upgrading to the full GPO but have a few questions about included sounds that I haven't been able to find the answers to so far:

    1. Are there any harmonics (natural or artificial) included in the string sounds (solo and/or ensemble)?

    2. What is the exact list of instruments included in "Assorted Percussion Toys"? I'm particularly interested in temple blocks.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

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    Re: which sounds available in GPO

    this is from the manual

    Percussion Toys KS

    • A#2 - cowbell 1
    • B2 - cowbell 2
    • C3 - cowbell 3
    • C#3 - gourd 1
    • D3 - gourd 2
    • D#3 - shaker 1
    • E3 - shaker 2
    • C4 - tambourine pop
    • C#4 - tambourine shake
    • D4 - castanet hit
    • D#4 - castanet roll
    • E4 - clave 1
    • F4 - clave 2
    • F#4 - ratchet
    • G4 - sleigh bells
    • G#4 - marktree
    • A4 - triangle short - sustain pedal down for damped
    • A#4 - triangle long - sustain pedal down for damped

    Playable rolls keyswitch:
    o C2 = Standard single hits
    o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls

    Of course there are also:
    Bass Drum
    Crotales
    A few cymbals:
    • G#4 - large gong
    • A4 - medium gong 1
    • A#4 - tam tam
    • B4 - medium gong 2
    • C5 - piatti cymbal 1
    • C#5 -piatti cymbal 2
    • D5 - piatti cymbal 3
    • D#5 - crash cymbal
    • E5 - choke cymbal F5 - cymbal hit (ping) left hand
    • F#5 - cymbal hit (ping) right hand
    • G5 - cymbal hit (ping) choke
    • G#5 - cymbal roll (mod wheel)
    • A5 - cymbal roll (mod wheel) with release hit
    • A#5 - cymbal roll crescendo

    Triangles, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Handbells, Vibes, Tubular Bells, Wind Machine, Xylophone, Celesta (listed in the keyboard section)

    -rob

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    Re: which sounds available in GPO

    And to answer the other question, there are NO harmonics for any of the strings at this time. BUT, string harmonics are rumored to be ia part of the upcoming GPOA.

    If you really need harmonics, I have read somewhere on the forum (or on some forum member's website) that the Glass Harmonica does a nice job of emulating string harmonics.

    ;-)

    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Re: which sounds available in GPO

    I think it was me. I used the Glass Harmonica as a substitute for string harmonics in my Debussy orchestration. I've thought of re-doing it with actual harmonics once GPOA comes out, but I've kind of gotten used to the Glass Harmonica.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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    Re: which sounds available in GPO

    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers
    I think it was me. I used the Glass Harmonica as a substitute for string harmonics in my Debussy orchestration. I've thought of re-doing it with actual harmonics once GPOA comes out, but I've kind of gotten used to the Glass Harmonica.
    I just listened to this again Dan. This really was a huge achievement and was a most enjoyable listen. Hopefully you will have been busy producing something else that we can hear soon.

    I notice in the original thread from April this year that a certain other DP Dan posted this!....."WOW Dan! I am pretty new around here, EXCELLENT!"

    It hasn't taken DP long to learn the ropes, has it!!!

    I just wish I was called Dan....it seems to be one of the prerequisites for GPO mastery!!!!

    Frank

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    Re: which sounds available in GPO

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy Heern
    I just listened to this again Dan. This really was a huge achievement and was a most enjoyable listen. Hopefully you will have been busy producing something else that we can hear soon.
    I've done several things. Most of them are on my website if you missed them. The Debussy piece was the first one I finished and it's still one of my favorites. Glad you still like it!
    I just wish I was called Dan....it seems to be one of the prerequisites for GPO mastery!!!!
    It doesn't seem to hurt.
    Dan Powers
    www.danielpowers.info

    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
    --Ray Luke (1928-2010)

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