I have a concern I wanted to express with a lot of the demos I\'ve been listening to lately.
Why do all of the sample library demos have backing tracks that are not from that library?
It\'s hard on a lot of these to hear the actual instrument you wish to purchase because of the backing track. I know nothing exists in a vacuum and that showing what the library is capable of in the right context is important, but I believe we should also get a solo\'ed version of the demo that includes nothing but the samples you are actually purchasing.
For examples of what I\'m talking about (and I have much love for these developers so please do not take this as finger pointing because almost every developer is guilty of this) listen to the VOTA demos, the DIVA demos and the new VSL demos...
With VOTA, I can\'t hear half of the choir because it has a FULL orchestra banging away with them... all of the DIVA demos have backing tracks distracting me from the beautiful voices they are showcasing. And with VSL... their solo string demo has full string ensambles playing with the solo strings, I can\'t seperate the two... I can\'t figure out which sounds I\'m purchasing and which I\'m not.
To any sample developers that read this, by all means, please make demos that showcase your products as they would be heard in a mix with other instruments, but also PLEASE include a solo\'ed performance of that demo...
Thanks all in advance,