Finally slapped the update on right after New Year's and thought a quickie mockup was in order.
This is the end of the overture, starting from the long Eb scale passage. This would have been pretty hard to bring off with the old patches, especially the scale work and the whirlywind parts where the chimes first appear.
The string are the agressive sus+short sections and nothing else. The brass are the regular patches with the agressive overlays.
Oh, and while we're still waiting for the GPO Field Artillery Expansion Package (GPO-FAX Pack ), I used a second, louder, deeper bass drum panned far left for the cannon effect.
Tschaikowsky: 1812 Overture (Excerpt), 3:20, 6.3mb