Wow, and I thought the good old workstations sounded good.
This thing sounds infinitely better and the resolution is crisp and crystal clear.
All instrument categories have something special that anyone could find a use for, the saxophones in particular are beautiful.
The beefy 2GB Fazioli (after using the DFD extension) is phenomenal, just about every velocity you could imagine is there in all it's glory.
Listening to the demos, ranging from ethnic, jazz, rock, blues, even the synthetic soundscapes, I can easily work out how they were built and written. The number of sounds and combinations at your disposal is truly amazing. If anyone is looking for the perfect collection of highly usable instruments then look no further. Chances are Colossus has just about everything you'll need. A hardware version is also planned, so if you've got a good keyboard and want to set up a rack, and want a great collection of instruments that are always playable at your fingertips, then Colossus will almost certainly cover your needs!
General MIDI never sounded so good. If you're looking for a swiss army knife to cover up just about every hole in your collection, this is the mother bomb!