The general word "out there" is that GPO4 is a good, cheap program for making "Mockups." FOr listening, however, all the Garritan Personal Orchestra versions are said to be lousy.
Finale 2011 came with GPO, so I did not need to invest in GPO4 for a few extra, unnecessary instruments, if this is generally true.
This is my first post to this forum; not sure I am in the right spot. But I think so.
Who can direct me to truly decent-sounding (I'm not even asking for remarkable) orchestral compositions sampled through GPO4 that sound convincing?
The Garritan website has some decent-sounding examples. I wonder how many hours & extras it took to create these sounds. Almost no one is able to reproduce anything close to as convincing. And yet, most of us who paid extra for the samples really do expect that the result will be pleasing - pleasing to a non-musician.
So, if you have a classically scored work that sounds good enough to play in public digitally, with no additional explanations, and it was created with a form of GPO, I'd like to hear it.
I'm certain that I am not alone in this quest.
Once I actually hear a score that sounds good, I will then want to put in the time to learn how to create such a thing.
Peace to all in the new year!