OT: Eridol SuperQuartet and Orchestral
Anyone played with these? The demo mp3s sound pretty damn good. (Hate to say this, but listen to them using the Window\'s Player with the WOW effect set at about 1/2 full strength. Really brings out the instruments without hyping them too much.)
Demos at: http://www.edirol.com/products/software.html
As I understand it, Eirdol is a software unit of Roland. Seems impressive: both load as VSTIs. The guitars and pianos sound good in the SuperQuartet. Nice for upbeat jazz: a clean sound with no interpolation problems. (How\'s that for a bad name for a product, though?)Sells for about $180.00.
The Orchestral lets you shift the position of instruments by dragging in a (small) mock up of a sound stage). Has both solo instruments and sections. No toy. (Don\'t think the piano is as good as the ones in SuperQuartet, though,judging from the very limited exposure the only piano in the Orchestral gets in the mp3s.) Orchestral is a bit more--$500-$600, I think. Very nice sounds. Not Giga, true--I\'m not sure how the instruments in Orchestral would sound solo. (None of the mp3s let us hear solos of any length. Still, this is a nice sound. (Turn up that WOW effect, children.)