'Recently purchased Finale & GPO4. I did not expect much, since most digital scores (that try to sound acoustic) are disappointments.
.....I went to venerable YouTube, and I heard a few passable to even decent orchestral scores. That means that there are all kinds of tricks to work out with the ARIA player. Each instrument voice has several controls, some of which I played with to get a recent string-centered piece to sound less irritating. They are meant to be manipulated.
.....GPO does warn you that you will need to use a modulation wheel, or its equivalent to achieve a good result. And that is a topic I am still in the dark on. I have not bought such a controller, to date. I plan to.
.....Still, there must be a sort of concensus by now, concerning optimal levels to set for, say a solo violin with keyswitching capacity in relation to a solo viola. Someone will say it's a matter of taste; but those of us who are not schooled in sound editing will not really understand that vague answer. I'm sure many of us would like to learn from successful experiments.
....So, who has a score they think sounds really nice, using GPO4/ARIA ? And what especial things did you do to enhance the basic "voices" that you used?
.....Please keep the topic confined to GPO4 and the ARIA player. I know there are other sampling options. This is what I am stuck with. And so are a lot of other not-rich people. peace to all. ...s