I can\'t hold back any longer. You\'d laugh if I told you the number of times I started to post a rant about AO, but decided not to post.
As much as AO might be useful for little tricks (like runs, for instance), the sample quality and programming are horrid. Seriously. I will give just a few examples:
1) The oboe. Have you noticed that at some pitches, it doesn\'t even sound like an oboe?
2) The flute. Tonight I just found what I would call a bug. Load up the \"flute solo basic KEY XFD\" sample. Roll the mod wheel all the way up, and press+hold any key. It plays vibrato with forte strength... then suddenly, WHOOPS, it falls to piano. What in the world??!
3) The brass sounds very synthy to me, I don\'t understand why, since these are samples of real instruments.
Now, when I was taking suggestions from you all about buying samples, I said I wanted AO because of the cool articulations it has for winds. I\'m not disappointed at all in that department, but if I had known that the sample quality itself would be this bad, I would\'ve said forget it and gone with DDSW!
Ah well.. all I can do now is save up and buy samples to fill in the empty spaces. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]