I fired up GPO today and attempted to load up the short aggressive violin patch I've come to love so much BUT I can't find it on the list! It's several months since I used it in a song and I may have updated GPO since then. Does anyone know what happened to all the short aggressive string patches? Surely, the good folks at Garritan didn't remove these patches! Does anyone know where the short agressive string patcehs went or how I can achieve such sounds?
Most likely you have re-installed GPO at some point since you last used the strings you are looking for. The short aggressive strings are part of the update, and you need to re-apply the update. Also sometimes the update creates another set of presets on top of the original ones (as in screenshot below - see the old 'DRY' patches left in tact by the update) so hunt around.