I am a somewhat recent user of both East West Silver Orchestra and Garritan's Orchestra. I have a bit more exprience with the EW library only because I've had it about two weeks longer. I bought the Garritan library awhile back during the massive "Group buy" program because so many of you stated that having both was a good idea. Since it was pretty inexpensive I thought what the hay. I haven't had a chance to listen to it until this week as I was finishing up a project I had already started and wanted to wait until I had completed it as not to complicate things.
On to the problem. I can not make the Garritan orchestra sound good at all! The only way to make it even tollerable is to put about 12db of a high eq shelf on everything. If I do not then there is no life to the instruments at all. At first I thought it might be my speakers or my headphones but I have auditioned and a/b just about all the instruments side by side in the new libraries and unfortunately that is not the problem.
So is there a trick to make the Garritan library sound good? I am not trying to be harsh but it just doesn't cut the mustard in it's present form. Is there maybe an update of two that I need to apply? If any of you have both load up the solo trumpet, solo violin, or violin section in both libraries and switch back and forth between them and hopefully you will hear what I am speaking of.
This isn't mean't to flame at all. I just want/need some info on how to make this thing sound better...