I had a Korg i2 with Roland JV1080 sound modules before converting to Gigastudio and Kontakt. Coming from the sound module world, one of the biggest surprises is how difficult it is to acquire base sample libraries that replace the bread and butter instruments on my sound modules. I write all types of music, and use all instruments on a JV1080...guitar,percussion, strings,brass,woodwinds,choir voices,bass, pan flutes,harps,bells,organs ...on and on etc.
I bought AO, Sam Horns, a few nice pianos. So 1K later I have a nice cello, some violins, a French Horn and a Piano.
Is it possible to acquire a few nice libaries to accomplish a replacement, or does everybody still use their old hardware samplers/sound modules for many instruments. Is it even possible to compile a comprehensive list of kontakt or giga libraries that would achieve a replacement of most instruments? I would be grateful to anyone who would attempt such a list. To avoid discussion of what libary is better maybe just list \"a EWQL or VSL like library\" or a \"Sam Horns or Dan Dean\" like library.