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    GPO instrument ranges

    I have encountered a few instances where a GPO instrument will not play a note indicated in a written score. By dragging the note up or down I can see the note in question is out of the instruments range. How can I extend the range? The instance I'm working with now is a bassoon and the note is Ab above middle C. The range of the bassoon goes to Bb above middle C.
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    Re: GPO instrument ranges

    I think there is a transposition thing in the Kontakt player. But if you need to go to the lowest note as well...well...pitch wheel?

    I've never tried it but it might work.
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    Re: GPO instrument ranges

    There's a thing just below the mod wheel that says +3 Oct. I tried that but it didn't seem to work.
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    Oh! Bassoon!
    There was a recent update that extends the range of bassoon 1. Bassoon 2 can go there and being a bassoonist I really like bassoon 2's sound more anyway.

    BTW: that note is HARD to play!! (probably much easier for pros, but for me I can barely do it!!)

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    Re: GPO instrument ranges

    I just wanted to add that pitch-shifting expressions do work in these cases (they are useful for low bass clarinet notes and high Eb clarinet notes, etc). You have to put the in-range notes in a different (hidden) layer and apply a pitch-shifting expression -- and another one to re-center the pitch wheel when you're done. You should also put the actual notes in a non-playing layer.

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    Re: GPO instrument ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    Oh! Bassoon!
    There was a recent update that extends the range of bassoon 1. Bassoon 2 can go there and being a bassoonist I really like bassoon 2's sound more anyway.

    BTW: that note is HARD to play!! (probably much easier for pros, but for me I can barely do it!!)
    Thanks CP, I'll give Bsn 2 a try and get the update.
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    Re: GPO instrument ranges

    Worked! Bassoon Solo 2 has quite a range.
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