I've been away from the forum for awhile, but am beginning to create a realization of my recent work for string orchestra. Here's the issue. I recently purchased Miroslav Phil (to use with SampleTank engine) since GPO4 has no string harmonics or NV. The top of the line libraries are just too expensive for me. Also, I thought that I needed more variety in instrumental choices and timbre, as the piece has a lot of divisi in the violas and celli.
A couple of issues: I actually like the viola and cello samples in MP. SampleTank is, however, very difficult to learn in comparison with the Aria engine (quite a complex interface and less than completely helpful manual - e.g. trying to find the string harmonics is a job I haven't completed yet). The samples are apparently recorded with more reverb built in, and I find that they don't seem acoustically compatible with the GPO samples.
Any suggestions about integrating two different libraries to make a coherent sound? (Digital Performer is my DAW).