Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Netherlands
If you mean more realistic sounds, two suggestions (software, vst plugs) :
Not great sounding, but incorporates the full general midi bank of sounds, only better, I really like the drums on it. Very cheap and very available.
More expensive, but really nice. A LOT of sounds with very decent quality. Some of the orchestral instruments actually sound better than specialized orchestral software packages.
But the main thing :
Even with the best sounding patches, midi will still be midi. It's always sterile in comparison to someone really playing. However, you have a lot of control over midi notes, you can change dynamics, put the rhythm slightly off, change vibrato, etc.
Only this last and very labour intensieve method will let the sound get real and human-like.
GET A BAND !!
(just print the scores and go ! )