I don\'t know about you guys, but I like reading reviews of products I own already! This month\'s Music Tech Mag (www.musictechmag.co.uk) carries a review of GPO (p103-4). I won\'t try to repeat the whole review here but the reviewer liked:
+ having full set of orchestral sounds
+ wide range of formats and options supported
+ many extras including scoring package
he didn\'t like:
- constantly adjusting mod wheel very fiddly
- wet-version sounds waste RAM and disk space [oh no not that debate again!]
- no phrases, hits or runs
- only PC sequencer supplied
I\'d never bought the mag before, but did so because it reviewed GPO. The review looks like it has come from someone who has not spent much time with the library or explored its use and support in the same way that Devon\'s article at TraxMusic does. I think Devon\'s article more accurately reflects the experience us users have (it was actually a good piece Devon not just because it was positive, but because it covered all the angles), whereas the Music Tech Mag review looks more like a \'first impressions\'. After all, quite a few posts from newbies here talk about the \'wet samples wasting disk space\' and \'fiddly mod controllers\'.
The rest of the Music Tech magazine though is quite enlightening, informative, accurate so I wouldn\'t write it off - but don\'t necessarily buy it for its reviews.
I forgot the last thing the Music Tech Magazine didn\'t like in GPO:
- no guitar or choir samples!