Greetings, all -- I'm new to the forum, and have not yet purchased GPO, though the more I read about the concepts and features of GPO the closer I am to wanting it, even if it doesn't have all of the instrumentation I really need.
Which brings me to the topic -- Brass. I'm working on some arrangements for Brass] Band (in the British tradition), and have been hunting for good instrument sounds. The challenge is with the instruments that are common in the Brass Band genre that aren't so common in Orchestral music -- Euphonium, Baritone and Tenor horns, Flugel, Cornet. Most of the workarounds I've seen done use french horns for the baritone and tenor, and sometimes for the flugel as well, trumpets for the cornet part, and tubas for the euphoniums. Depending on the library, the results can range from monosonic drone to a mish-mash of sound that is hard to listen to without screaming out in pain.
I'm intrigued by discussion of the upcoming Big Band/Jazz library, and hoping that some of the instruments I'm missing will appear in that release. Is anyone here able to comment on the instruments we'll be seeing in that library -- in particular as to whether the ones I've mentioned above might be included?
Finally, one more (potentially unanswerable) question... Should I go ahead and buy GPO now and the add-on later, or would there be some (financial) advantage in waiting a bit and getting it all at once? I'm not cheap, just over-extended
Thanks in advance, all, for your input.