I recently purchased Garritan Personal Orchestra 4, and I'm a little perplexed about the behavior of the upbow/downbow feature on the KeySwitch strings.
Specifically, if I load the GPO > Standard > Section Strings > Violins 1 KS patch, by default, I can play sustained notes as I would expect. However, if I then select the Upbow, Downbow, or Auto-Alternate KeySwitch, I can no longer play sustained notes. Any note I play is automatically terminated after the initial attack.
This happens on all Section Strings KeySwitch patches, and it happens both in the stand-alone Aria player as well as within Sonar. Solo Strings KeySwitch patches do not behave this way; with Solo Strings, it is possible to play sustained notes with specific bowings.
Is this behavior intentional? Is there some kind of controller or other work-around that will allow me to play sustained notes in the Section Strings with specific bowings? Or, is this a bug?
Help is appreciated. Thanks!