So I've seen many mentions about GOS2, and some saying that because of the release of LASS and the imminent release of "Hollywood Strings" that Gary decided to delay the release of GOS2.
I looked up the system requirements for LASS, as well as the COST of Hollywood Strings, and all I can say is that unless GOS2 requires you to install on 2 (yes, two!) computers to just run it, and costs upwards of $1000, then sure, don't release it.
However, if GOS2 is anything like the other Garritan libraries, then god dammit, release it already.
Somehow, I can't imagine a Garritan product being "elitist" like these other products are.
LASS requires you to install it and run it on two different computers without which you will run in to performance issues.
While HS costs upwards of $1200 for the lower end version, and over $1600 for the higher end version.
LASS is also selling for over $1300.
Will GOS2 be as "high end" as those two libraries?
I would very much like to know what to expect.
I listened to the demos for each, and I wasn't impressed.. mostly because they just do the usual "film music" style demos that spotlight their library in only the most favorable light.
I want to hear them do a demo of some REAL music, not some movie/game underscore loaded with sound effects and "ooh / ahhh" choruses and massive taiko drums.
If GOS2 is going to be a library that requires a computer upgrade just to use, and forbids me from loading other instruments because of its own memory-hog requirements, then I'd also like to know. I want to know that I can continue to write for full symphony orchestra and still get nice demos from my Garritan products without my computer overloading.
I know I sound annoyed... and I guess I am.
I understand the medical emergency that has put the breaks on Gary's professional life, but the reasons I'm hearing for the delay of GOS2's release have nothing to do with that, and seem to be "marketing" reasons, more than anything.
Like I said, if GOS2 is gonna cost upwards of a grand, I want to know, now. I won't even consider it if that is the case, and will just settle for what I am using now.
If GOS2's memory usage is going to monopolize my computer to the point where I won't be able to load any other libraries at the same time, well, I would like to know that also.
I don't see much point in a library that ONLY allows me to write for strings.