Hi John & everyone. I followed your invitation to join the forum on the XGWorks group. Thanks.
My name is Peter. I play trombone and euphonium in a concert band and a brass band where I'm the deputy conductor. My passion is arranging music for both bands and also occasionally for Barbershop and a-capella groups and an accordion orchestra in Holland. I've recently joined a Jazz Band part of the U3A and having fun trying to make up and play harmonic lines from the chord symbols.
I started with MIDI in 1992 with a Kawai K1 synth (pre GM1) hooked up to a PC with a Turtle Beach soundcard and running Finale 2 to print out the parts. Since then I've graduated to a SW1000XG card and a Yamaha PSR-640 keyboard and I'm running XGWorks v 3.0.7E and Finale 2009 on Windows XP.
I'm not into MIDI in a big way, I use it mainly to proof my arrangements. I know my gear can make some beautiful sounds but that's beyond my knowledge right now, so I'm here hopefully to find out how!