Absolutely nothing presently offered in any of the Garritan products compares remotely to those two libraries.
The violin in particular is the most expressive violin I've ever heard next to the real live thing. Sadly, starting with Finale , neither of these libraries are supported anymore. And while I'm liking the speed enhancements and better stability in Finale 25, not being able to use the latest version of Finale to work on a piece of music for which I require the Stradivari is VERY frustrating.
If anyone wants to hear a recording of the old Stradivari violin library I'll happily supply a link to one of my pieces that uses it. Any suggestions for an alternate solo violin to use that's as easy to use in Finale as the Stradivari was?
Garritan Gofriller Cello Test- Bach Suite 01
You can shape the sound a good bit in real time, or with Continuous Controller expression techniques in your host. While it's not perfect, I'm able to ramp up the attack amplitude enough to play really fast passages using not so well known CC events Adjust Sample Starting Offset. Combine that with a legato switch CC68 for notation versions, or CC64 for Standard , and we can finally bring out those technical runs in a mix.
Includes several alternate articulations, such as martele, sautille, staccato, spaccato, etc. It does take some practice and attention to learn to use these and make them sound good The potential is certainly there though if you want to teach your host how to use them.
If you've got a fast passage that isn't coming through sounds sawed off, and won't play loud enough , find a way to send a "Legato" CC68 event If using the notation version, or CC64 if using the Standard.
In something like Finale or Sibelius, you can do this by putting slurs on everything hide them if you don't want that printed. Alternatively, you can build some technique that'll send the Legato event and 'lock it in' until you enter the counter technique later with CC68 0 in the score.
No, none of this library is duplicated anywhere.
This was a product available before MakeMusic's by out of Garritan, and it had been discontinued by Garritan at the time of the buy-out. The violins in GPO5 are much older, and are simply not of the same quality. At this point, I've decided to look elsewhere for what I need, since MakeMusic appears to have little interest in the topic.
Thanks for the update. I gathered they pulled some things from older libraries, but didn't know which ones specifically. Please sign in to leave a comment.
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Anybody here? Comment actions Permalink. I'm not positive about this, but I suspect some of this library is duplicated in GPO5. Be aware of this trick, as it helps a LOT!
Good luck in your search.