Now that I have the new libraries, I'm updated to KP2 and I've begun to try things in a DAW in addition to Finale 2008, I'm going back and revising many of my old works.
Taking a cue from a recent post, I've pitch-shifted the Strad down a 4th to provide this rendition - IMHO it doesn't sound to bad - actually a pitch-shifted Strad seems to sound better than the solo viola in GPO. Go figure. Also, (as I promised earlier) this cut is produced with probably the most intimate and dry acoustic that I've ever used... I hope all you living-room acoustic lovers will like it... I still prefer at least a small concert hall sound, but what the heck - this ain't so bad once you get used to it.
This also marks my debut of rendering each instrument separately, then further tweaking the WAVs multi-track style in a DAW... I must say it was nothing short of a royal PAIN, but I love the results.
This render is fondly dedicated to our most vehement living-room acoustic aficionado and beloved moderator rbowser