I've been waiting for the Garritan general midi library, but since I'm not sure when it will come out, I've been looking at some other alternatives.
I have an older piece of mine, meant to be played "electronically" (ie: midi sounds). I've tried entering notes into Finale for it, using the general midi sounds that come with Finale and with my soundcard, but somehow, they just don't match the sounds from my old Roland Sound Canvas (notably one called "Raindrops".... it just doesn't have that echo-ey effect the one in my SXC-88 had)
I saw that there is a "Virtual Sound Canvas" for sale, and that it has a VST version.. but I am not the most proficient with these things, so... here's question:
Being a VST, does that mean it will play in the Kontakt Player? (I don't ahve the "full" version of Kontakt Player. I have the one that came with my Garritan libraries).
Or will it play in the Aria player that came with Finale '09?
The thing is, I'm planning a version of this piece (it's a one-hour long suite) to be played "live" with a woodwind quintet on stage, and the backing tracks played by computer. Except if I can't get the sounds I need, nor get it to play back through Finale, I will be sort of stuck.
Anyways, I was hoping some of the resident geniuses on this forum might come to my aide and give some information to help me on my way.