Wow, has it been a long time since I've posted!
First of all, thank you guys so much for the birthday wishes and everything. I really appreciate you guys.
One of my favorite pastimes is to work on a piece and finally sequence it in using Garritan Personal Orchestra. I just thought about it.....Personal Orchestra is the perfect name for such a tool. My music, as much as I like to claim that I can imagine, never actually sounds quite like what I expected it to when I take a work that I wrote out and hand it to my computer orchestra. It can sound more energetic, less energetic and more contemplative, or even more novel than what plays in my head. I really like it because it just sounds so wonderful to me whether or not it sounds so wonderful to everyone else.
Am I relying too much on GPO? As great as GPO sounds, I'm not all that sure if I can really ensure that my work will sound decent in the hands of a *real* orchestra. Sure, I like the way my stuff comes out in Garritan. But it's not a real orchestra. I guess my question comes here: How do you guys think one can tell whether or not you're imitating the real thing or not with GPO? I pose this question to you all since I know that the primary reason you purchased this product is so that you can hear what your work sounds like by a symphony orchestra. Do you think that's what's going on when you hit the play button in your sequencer, and your orchestra is playing the music you wrote just like they're told, obeying your every command?