I just successfully sold my Roland XP-80 on eBay, woohoo! $1400 smackers [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Now, I get to go on a giga sample shopping spree.
So here are some options I\'m considering. And PLEASE, if you know I can get these samples for lower than the prices I\'ve listed, let me know!
AO ($680) + VOTA ($450) + GigaHarp ($180?)
AO + LOP ($380) + VOTA (yeah, the total here is a bit over my budget by $100 or so.. no biggie)
AO Winds ($270, but not GIGA format) + VOTA + LOP + ...dunno.. maybe World Winds? suggest something [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Many of you already know my style and what type of library I\'m trying to build. I already own GOS Lite and SAM Horns. I\'m into composing for games, I like doing work for fantasy themes.. sweeping, epic orchestral scores. I chose AO winds over DDSW because I like having the effects like flutter tongue, glissandi, trills, etc. I chose VOTA over SOV because VOTA can handle faster passages better. As far as LOP, I might be able to do without that for a while if AO\'s percussion is pretty good. The percussion I tend to use the most: cymbal crashes, cymbal rolls, timpani, snare, and tam tam. But it would be nice to have other stuff like general percussive hits, triangle, and so on. Along the same lines, if AO\'s harp is pretty good, then I may delay on getting GigaHarp. Getting AO (full set) seems like a pretty good idea I think.
Anyway.. if someone could offer some advice, I would appreciate that [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I don\'t want to make a mistake in such a big purchase. And again, if there are lower prices for these samples, PLEASE don\'t hesitate to tell me. Otherwise I plan on getting all this from soundsonline.com and northernsounds.com (for LOP).