Folks, I have piddled around with GPO for the last several years, mostly using the gorgeous Steinway. I sort of had given up on getting good sounds, as I really wasn't investing the time to learn them well, but now I am ready to dive in!
I recently purchased all the other libraries (everything but the Cello), and was wondering if anyone could recommend to me an instrument with which I should start. I am looking for an expression pedal before I dive into the Strad, but I have a Roland A-80 keyboard and use Sonar 7 PE along with Finale. I have real life experience as a brass player in high school and college (many decades ago, with trumpet, french horn, and baritone) and as a piano player (I started playing 47 years ago but there have been many years when I didn't touch a key), and as a vocalist, as my BA degree was in voice (sacred music).
Does anyone have a recommendation for an instrument that I can begin to get good sounds from relatively soon? I want to keep things simple, in order to become successful with at least one instrument, attempting to understand the MIDI CC's, MIDI channels, and other MIDI things in order to build on my experience.
I was thinking that a violin and flute might be nice basic accompaniments, but I'm looking for suggestions as to how to start out really using all of these wonderful sounds.
Where does one begin?
Thanks so much in advance!