I use EW Gold box set. Just load the current Play engine. It should show up as a virtual instrument. Once Play is open, select the type of instrument you want. You can setup multiple tracks with different instruments. Once you have the number of instruments you want, save as a template.
I have the orchestra instruments stored on a separate hard drive. I have a SSD for OS, a HHD for the EW, and a HHD for recorded files.
I have the EW Gold grand pianos and gold symphony box sets.
I have had no problems with the Play engine.
Hope this helps.
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