Great Sounding Instruments!
I needed a midi instrument software solution on my laptop so I could work on scoring soundtracks for our Handel's Messiah Christmas service while away from home (I use a midi out to an external synth module). I don't use VST plugins, or notation programs that use them, so I initially couldn't get the interface to work with my notation program until I used a simple internal midi port utility (loopbe1). After that, WOW! The instruments are superior to my older JV1080 synth module, which I used for many, many projects. The solo instruments are particularly good. I was blown away by the solo Trumpet! Note that I used the ASIO drivers and not the Direct X drivers. The program delivers much better sound that way. The only drawback, on my laptop at least, is that you cannot record while you use the program. I tried to use a USB input with a Alesis Multimix 8, but it wouldn't allow it. So, I used a stand alone multitrack recorder to record the tracks from the headphone jack, and this worked wonderfully. Thoroughly pleased with this package. BTW, it also has player sounds, warm-up sounds, etc, if you wish to add more realism to your scores. A great buy!