As strange as this sounds, I'm wondering if anyone has an old version of Garritan Studio 1.* they could email me (email@example.com). I lost mine a reformat and prefer it to version 2.
I've searched the Garritan download site several times, after being told I'd find it there, but only see a link to download v2, which I already have.
(Note: I also have the stand alone 1.8 Kontact player.)
Unfortunately, the recordings I have made with Garritan Studio 2 don't sound nearly as clean as those I made with v1.* The sound is strangely recessed, muddied, and unfocused. In contrast, those I made with v1 breathe, sound lifelike and realistic.
It may be an erratic response to my system; however before and after the reformat v2 sounded this way. I've tried adjusting all of the controls on v2 to achieve a better sound, but to no avail. Have others experienced this problem?
If I remember correctly, v1's ambience reverb presets adjusted the wet/dry sliders to nice levels, but v2 had it fully wet, which could easily cause the muddiness you describe. Adjust the sliders on the reverb plugin to 0dB dry and -6dB wet and see if this is the culprit.
I can hook you up with v1 if that doesn't work and it isn't found on your install discs.