Hello. I'm a long-time GPO fan, but not yet a customer.
I'm pretty familiar with what GPO can do (some of you may have seen Soap Opera, which I animated and Godfrey orchestrated), but I haven't heard many samples of the GPO concert grand piano. I'm toying with another personal animation based on "The Old Castle" from Pictures at an Exhibition. I would record it on my real spinet if I had the chops. So I was looking at creating a MIDI recording of it.
I know the GPO piano is bound to be better than what I have available (GarageBand, basically). What I was wondering is whether the GPO piano has the same "special" controls that the rest of the orchestra has. Put plainly, what sort of expression can I get with a keyboard and a mod wheel, that I can't get in GarageBand?
I am buying GPO, sometime... just a question of now or later.