I upgraded my GPO copy of Overture SE to the full Overture 4.
Every full GPO (original package) owners can do it.
Thanks to the upgrade special offer, the price of Overture 4 is very interesting.
I was very happy because of the incredible quality/price rate: Overture 4 may compete from a composition support and pure notation point of view with all most famous but expensive notation programs.
But the very effective features are the easy and complete MIDI editing, almost replacing a sequencer in main editing actions, as in VST hosting, effects and audio file bouncing included! IT WORKS!!!
The playback was never so fine, easy and expressive, directly from your score. (Even if the human playback algorithm is not advanced as Finale , Sibelius or Igor of course, it plays what you write: just write expressions, and you get expressive playback!).
the only main limit is the audio editing and advanced effect management, that you still need to do in an external sequencer. But an in-expensive application like Cubase SE3 (or Garage Band for very basic needs of Mac users!!!)) is providing you with very advanced audio editing and mixing features for less than 150$!!!
The wonderful gift of technology and market evolution is providing common people, buying software for fun and not professional use, with advanced tools for an affordable amount of money. This is a good step against piracy also IMO.
Thanks and congratulations to the whole GenieSoft developers and marketing staff!