\"Virtual Instruments\" - we\'re all familiar with this name. But what does the name cover?
How come a Piano sample library is NOT a \"Virtual Instrument\" - whereas the exact same Piano wrapped with a sample player is?
Is the sample library version less \"Virtual\"?
How come a \"native\" Kontakt sample library is less \"Virtual\" than a Kompakt-player version of same library?
1) Kontakt is more expensive than Kompakt as a sampler.
2) Arent the Kontakt/Kompakt players \"cut-down\" versions of the real versions? Meant to be \"apatizers\"
The reason why I ask is because we at SCARBEE has decided NOT to make Sample-player-wrapped versions of our sample libraries. We want to seperate us from the software and only be responsible for our \"sounds\".
But it\'s a real problem that we can not call our instruments for \"Virtual Instruments\".
Who have decided this?
Didn\'t it start as: \"VSTi\" = VST instruments?
and became \"Virtual Instruments\"?
In Electronic Musician \"Recommended Gear\" they list \"Virtual Instruments\" - but not sample Libraries.So does it mean that we can not promote our sample instruents as \"Virtual Instruments\"?
Please give some comments here. Love to hear if this word is patented and who invented this.