The violin is great for layering with DD and Vitous solo vl, for small chamber sound: it adds p-m-f Xfade (need EQ). For solo: No vibrato samples (LFO = yuk), only useful for baroque style. Ensemble = layered different samples of solo vl, which I have used a lot over the past year, but sounds very similar to GOS NV. I layer them + EQ to produce a credible baroque period sound. I am still waiting for a really decent solo violin library with p m f samples.
Nice bassoon. The Oboe and E.horn sound nice for solos, but odd when doubling violins, and I have gone back to using the oboes on the Roland SRJV80 expansion card for this. I have not had the courage to splash out on the DD wind set - in case they are no better than the XSample. How does DD compare? Worth risking divorce over?
Its the classic, \"does this mix well with others\" syndrome with Gary\'s and Xsample. Gary\'s is a great solo instrument but holds too much focus in a mix and therefore requires too much work to calm it down.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Damon: I haven\'t had a chance to hear Garys Harp, but I do know the Xsample harp is FANTASTIC! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Same here: Haven\'t tried the Garritan harp but I have the Xsample and it is lovely (and you get a few other excellent samples included).