The only sample libraries I own so far are Silver and GPO (and the full version of Kontakt). As a trombonist, I find myself wanting to write more and more with horns. (both brass choir stuff and some pops stuff) Therefore, I plan on buying all the Sam Libraries as soon as they are done converting them to Kontakt. However, I also thought it would be cool to buy the QL Brass (for EMU) and play with CDXtract to convert it to Kontakt format. At $99, its almost a no-brainer, but I was curious if QL-Brass is mostly redundant with Sam Project stuff, or do they complement each other well?
Also - anything I should know when using CDXtract to convert Emu to Kontakt? Would anybody recommend a different source format (for any reason)?
They complement nicely, although I usually reach for the SAM stuff first. To my ears, QLB is dryer, more dry than even the \"close\" SAM samples, and the attacks are sometimes a little faster/tighter. QLB also has more mutes on the solo instruments.