If this has already been covered, please accept my apologies...
Are there any plans to release ARIA as a stand-alone sampler or for developers to release their libraries in ARIA format?
The reason I ask is that I'm beginnig to bounce of the limitations of the soundfont format (specifically the limitation of the various vst soundfont players, althouth I would like some more programming flexiblity regardless). I'm thinking that a dedicated sampler with a complete MIDI implementation would do the trick. However, I'm balking at the $450 price tag for Kontakt.
What do you use?