I've not bought GPO yet, but am thinking about it.
I am wondering about the piano..., - the volume of the rest of the samples (I believe) is controlled by the mod wheel.
Is the volume of the piano determined by key velocity?
Also, I have cakewalk sonar and they have a pocket GPO that comes with the product.
In that they have string section ensembles ready made. Is it the same with GPO or do you have to build up a string section instrument by instrument.
Re: newb - quesiton about the piano & strings in GPO
The keyboard instruments in GPO play like real keyboards (velocity). The same goes for most percussion. GPO employs the mod wheel when control over dynamics after note-on is needed. For instance, a snare drum roll can be made louder and softer with the mod wheel.
To your second question, GPO has "ready made" string section patches as well as individual player patches.