I have the library and can say that with-in the limitations of sampled sounds, a new standard has been reached. I wish all sample libraries were constructed with the same thought and care that this one was. It just doesn\'t get any closer to the \"Real Thing\" than this.
The legato feature that uses masking samples is particularly unique and i wish could be carried over to brass and woodwind sounds in other libraries. If you need strings, this is the one to buy.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RICARDO BOTTICELLI: i agree with you horst.i\'m wating for an oficial demo .<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
There are many demos on the site. They display the various colors well, it\'s all there.
If you have the money to buy this library, then buy it. No question about it at all, there is nothing else even close. The sounds are top of class, and that is only part of the equation. The Maestro Tools and special patches are a big deal. The expression control is outstanding. Overall, it\'s very symphonic in sound, but crosses over well to pop/scoring.
You could listen to demos until doomsday, and nothing could explain the difference between this library and competing string libraries.
The big deal, beyond sounding great, is the way it plays. I initially perceived the feature set as somewhat tweaker-oriented, and I was dead wrong in that assumption. More the opposite. The Maestro Tools automatically does the kinds of sample switching/substituting you\'d do laboriously at your sequencer. Its legato modes banish the blossoming unison lines which have plagued every string library ever produced. If you can play, then you can knock out a lot of work very quickly.
There is really nothing more to say than that. It sounds better than anything out there. It covers so many articulations you\'ll spend hours just going through the library the first time. It\'s huge. It is easier to get musical results fast with GOS than with any other string collection out there. It is very reasonably priced for being best of class.
If you\'ve got the money, and want it, then buy it. There is no way you will be disappointed, you will only wonder why you hesitated.
The way MaestroTools works is very simple actually. It\'s a driver that\'s installed once and a program that has to be running at the same time as GigaStudio. Once the driver\'s been installed you set the program to receive on the MIDI ins of your computer, and GigaStudio to receive from the MaestroTools, in the MIDI setup. Your basic MIDI flow of information is therefore as follows...
Sequencer (external or not) ----> MaestroTools (where it fiddles with the MIDI data) ----> GigaStudio