I mentioned this in a post a week or so ago for those who missed it.
Computer Music magazine (which I received today- 16th July) has finally reviewed GPO....giving it a score of 9/10 which is very good for them. It's a short review but should increase the number of CubaseSX users (popular in Europe). It's a pity that they didn't say "listen to the demos on the Garritan site" .....that would clinch it for many. There was a link to Garritan.com so most will have the nous to have a look I would have thought. The concluding paragraph of the article reads:
There isn't room here to go into all of GPO's highlights, but we feel sure it will be a huge hit with budding composers who want truly authentic sounds. It provides not only a pro-sounding sample library that covers an entire orchestra, but also performance elements that give it an extra dimension. Pretty impressive given the price. (Pretty fair conclusion too, I think)
I was getting miffed that no one had reviewed GPO yet in SOS or CM and I was intending to post to that effect. It's high time. It was annoying that SOS had reviewed EWQL Silver/ Gold which came out after GPO. Gary will understand the reason's for this better than me.....Perhaps it's still to come
SOS mentioned it in news some time back but still no review after 9months! After all GPO was the first of the new breed of affordable and easily articulatable? orchestral sample players. I can't understand why they haven't covered this unless it's seen as not being professional enough for the direction they want their magazine to take.
I must say that I have SOS back to 1986 and I don't think that it's as good, these days, as it used to be. Of course there's not the constant exciting release of sound modules etc and they haven't quite kept up with the Computer based side of it. I think they are more interested in the 'professional' level gear and people. I may well discontinue my subscriptions and go with Computer Music which seems to be covering my bases in a better way these days.