really isn't sampletank2 only like hmm 300 dollars and you could go way cheaper you could get sampletank which ....cheap. www.sampletank.com check out sampletank free and the free sounds see what you think. I mean it's cheap. then you could upgrade to sampletank2 whenever. atleast that's what I would do.
It isn't a VSTi, but it sounds OK. It's a DXi. Not the best.....about the quality of a soundcard synth (OK, it's really bad! ) But it gets the job done. It is not GM. It is GM2 or GS format (has a switch to change between the two).
Oh yeah, and BTW: it's called VSC DXi. I think it's by Cakewalk. It came with my Cakewalk Music Creator 2002 which is about $40. That version of Cakewalk is a nice simple little program, BTW. Very user friendly and simple.
OK, I'm rambling now!