I just found a nice free tool that works perfectly with Scaler MMO: tried with Scaler I was able to drive up to 8-9 instruments
And I found that this old gem contains many cool features: for example, many classical orchestra presets with the relevant instruments properly placed in space already, an informative feature that lacks in BBC SO Discover, for example
it’s an amazing tool, and a shame that the development stopped, because it is easy to play, works like a charm with Scaler MMO, and sports also a Multi-Midi-Out, even if I’ve not found a way to take advantage of the Multi-Midi-Out
And for $0 you can have Cakewalk by Bandlab now, that’s what I’ve been using for 15+ years. Another learning curve for a DAW, but it’s free and IMO an excellent DAW for the basement enthusiast! No JBribridge necessary with Cakewalk.
I use it a lot of times when I need a mockup midi fast idea about complex sequences.
And the Oboe its simply warmmmmm… To say that all the instruments (less solo strings) are very playable.
Great vsti. True
BTW, these 60 GBP are good for more than 2 years of updates. In fact, I even don’t remember when I paid for the version 6 the last time We are on 6.73 and v 7 (and payment of 60 GBP or so) is even not around the corner. Maybe in 6 months, depending on the frequency of releases which is certainly not weekly. Hehe.
As with the rest of the low end software world, Bandlab knew that a one off licence was not going to work. Since to get Cakewalk you have to open an account, and connect for service upgrades I believe the goal is to get people to subscribe to various paid services. Cakewalk complements some of the other services/ products they have for music creation. They also host material. IMHO, Cakewalk is now just bait, and by downloading you have told them that you like making music, and given them your e-mail. At worst it boosts the mailing list. At best , you might become customer.
I suspect that they paid more or less nothing for it anyway - fire sale. Gibson lost all market share and I don’t think that as a standalone product there was any credible business proposition for a buyer on that basis.