I am just getting my skills up using Finale 2006 and GPO full. In the Basic Orchestral Percussion patch, I'm noticing that certain instruments are louder than others. In particular, I find the snare drum hits to be generally rather quiet (compared to the some of the other sounds, like the cymbals, on the same patch). Is there any way to adjust the individual strength of that patch, or any workaround to get my snare drum as loud as I need it (quite the opposite problem you usually have with REAL snare drums!).
Also, the Xylophone KS patch sounds an awful lot like a vibraphone to me. Anyone else notice that? Far more sustain than any xylo I've ever heard.