1) I heard about GO from Graham Goode
2) Have been using for about 3 years
3) I use mostly GO
4) I'm using a AMD computer, 4-core, 8 gig RAM running at 3.2gh
The program is Windows 7 pro 64 bit
The keyboards are Yamaha 220s extracted from the outer case
and connected via MIDI/USB cables to USB ports
The keyboards are directly connected. The pedal board is a used Rodgers. It and the pistons/swells
are controlled by John Kinkennon's midi relay interface with Dout and Din boards from Midibotique
The soundcard is an EMU1212. and is connected to an 100 watt Onkyo stereo receiver by ADAT. The
sound system is Cambridge speakers with a Dayton Audio 250watt subwoofer with a 15 inch dual coil
5) I'm playing with a custom organ put together by Graham Goode and myself from 4 organs of GO samples
There are 4 divisions plus pedal. Gt, Sw, Pos, Solo. There are about 100 stops. The samples sets are
from 4 GO organs: Burea Church, Kalvtrask Church, Pitea School, Barton Theater organ.
The name of this custom organ is OMNI. This is similar to the Augustine's organ sets, but they don't
include the Barton as Omni does. This rather large organ fits into an 8 gig RAM. Would never work with
6) I'm always looking for certain stops to enhance OMNI, but it is pretty good the way it is.
7) Grand Orgue is amazing for what it does, but their are problems with it. It doesn't get the attention
it should. The OMNI organ combination action is not totally functional. And there are random thumping
sounds, mostly bass, that get in the act.
It would be nice if future versions of Grand Orgue had old bugs fixed, especially auto-save. It would be
nice if the latest versions worked flawless, but they don't. I'm using version 1726 because the newer
ones have bugs, and will not allow me to OK certain menu selections, or some other problems. There
should also be a resident Convolution reverb with Jack backend built in. The resident IR reverb isn't bad,
but it has some keying problems.
The OMNI sample collection is eclectic or universal, and can play almost anything, including transcriptions. It is, of couse, not a baroque organ, but it does play Bach pretty well. There are of course, numerous baroque organs available, so that's not a problem.