(Hope I'm in the good forum to ask this question, really sorry if not)
I've been using GPO4 since couple of months and I actually really love that librairie. I like the fact to use the modwheel to make the instruments expressive, the way we can really build our own orchestra and also the fact that we have complete orchestra for a very reasonable price ! I think GPO is also the best way to really learn orchestration like I'm currently doing, and I find Gary did a great job with that program.
Anyway, I have to say that, even if I really love GPO4, I'm still disappointed about the way the strings sound, and I would like to enlarge my sound librairies with some other more realistic strings sounds.
So here it is, I have around 500 Euros (I think it's about 600/650$ ?) to get this new librairie. So I made a search on the web, and looked at every librairies I could find, and I found this one, I think lot of people may know :
String Essentials 2nd Edition from Peter Siedlaczek
I heard some demos and I really like what I heard. Most of all, I could tried it on the site trysound.com (really great site by the way!), and I'm pretty sure that's the good one for me and according to my budget. But I still have some questions I'd like to ask to people who actually are using this librairie :
- I think it's been released in 2007 if I'm not wrong.
Is it still available ? I mean can we still buy it ?
Is it old librairie, obsolete compared to other librairies ? because in my mind it sounds really great for the price.
- When I tried it on trysound.com, I only saw the first violin section. Is it normal there's no 2nd violin section ? If yes, how to deal with that ?
- I would be very interested to hear some homemade demos from users
My last question : Did I miss one librairie (according to my budget) that could be interesting ?
Thanks in advance ! Any help would be very appreciated, because here in France, this librairie is not really well known, so no one can help me !