This was the coming week I was all set to make my purchase of GPO and jump on board. I have been nothing short of impressed with the GPO support community and Mr. Garritan's unfailing devotion to make GPO one of the top products out there.
But here's my dilemna. I have also been highly intrigued by the anticipated arrival of Gigastudio 3. As it turns out, orders are now being taken. To make matters more interesting, I qualify for the academic discount ($329 for GS3 Orchestra). Every beta tester I've talked to has said that the Gigapiano 2 sample set along with Gigapulse beats every other piano out there.
It is this (along with the included VSL library) which is going to make this a difficult decision. My budget won't allow me to get both GS3 and GPO.
From what I gather, GPO is much better in terms of ease of use and managability, not to mention Tascam's deplorable track record of customer service. Plus, there is no other product out there that seems to have the community support thing going like this place.
What do you guys think? Which way should I go? Whatever decision I make will be the direction I'm taking my home studio. Which do you think has more upside? I'm not in a financial position to have both and I really don't want to deal with the hassle of having different platforms.
Any input would be deeply appreciated!!