Originally posted by falcon1:
I need some advice from you guys.
1. Is hardware synth better than software synth?
not necessarly...there are some softsynths that are as great as any hardware...reaktor, absynth, fm7, pro52, battery. go and check the softsynths from native instruments...they make some amazing soft synths.
2. What brand is the best for orchestral sounds?
there is no comparison of the giga libraries for the orchestral sounds...you can either use these giga libraries in gigastudio or some other samplers that can improt the giga format such as halion, kontact etc.
3. What should the hardware synth modules have build in?
i\'m not one of those hardware guys, i started all out on the software front. but i suppose you should look out for something that has some good effects(reverb, eq etc), builtin sampler and sequencer will be a good deal if you don\'t want to invest separately into them. somebody else with knowledge of this will sure be able to help you out...
4. Is Roland XV-5080 good? How does it compare with Gigastudio?
don\'t have any idea about xv5080, but i doubt it will be as good as giga for the orchestral sounds and when i checked it on the net it sells for around 2000$
My budget would be around $2000-$5000 (maybe more for exceptional sound quality)
i think you should invest in giga libraries....for 5000$ you can have some great stuff with you.