Its My here.. I'm a new user in this forum.. i wanna purchase the GARRITAN
PERSONAL ORCHESTRA but I was wondering for those who are familiar of these ensemble, what is the difference BTW the Personal Orchstra and the GARRITAN Orchstra Strings?
Well, the biggest difference is just as the names say, Garritan Personal Orchestra is a full orchestra and Garritan Orchestral Strings is just a the string section of the orchestra. GPO is a full orchestra that comes with it's own Kontakt player and a bunch of other goodies (Cubasis VST, Overture SE, Ambience (reverb), and i'm sure there are other things too...i've just not used them). GOS is just the string section of the orchestra. The string samples are a better quality than those of GPO (although GPO does give you solo stings) and gives you many more articulations. GOS is in giga format, so in order to use it you would need Gigastudios or a sampler that could import .gig files (Kontakt, Halion, etc.) Hope that helps.
GOS is just the string section of the orchestra. The string samples are a better quality than those of GPO (although GPO does give you solo stings) and gives you many more articulations. GOS is in giga format, so in order to use it you would need Gigastudios or a sampler that could import .gig files (Kontakt, Halion, etc.) Hope that helps.
I'd like to clarify a few things:
GOS is a much more extensive sample set - but covers sections only. GPO is designed to cover more bases with fewer numbers of articulations, and includes an assortment of solo instruments that let you build your own virtual sections - one player at a time.
With GPO string sections you see things like "Short + Sustains" - which does a good job covering a wider range of articulations in a single patch. GPO takes advantages of the more modern sampler features in the Kontakt engine by doing things like alternation and legato modes without the aid of a separate tool - so the sections and solo instruments can be controlled with a relatively simple set of MIDI controllers and you can get really convincing results rather quickly. So in many ways, GPO is more advanced than GOS.
On a string section level, I think of GPO strings as a Swiss Army Knife, and GOS as a surgeon's tool. The solo strings in GPO are great to add "lead" soloists to section parts, or you can build up small ensembles with some uncanny realism. I have both and use both.
I'll be doing an extensive review of GPO on audioMIDI.com's web site, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the coming weeks.
Its My right here, I would like to thank all of you for your welcome and also your answers about the GOS & GPS. I really appreciated and of course i'll be sending some link of some Demo that i'll be using the GPS and hope to hear some feedback from Pro's.