I\'m trying to decide between the John Rekevics sax library and the VSL saxes.
I\'m very impressed by the VSL legato tool and general smoothness and realism of sound. But the demos and patch lists suggest to me that they can\'t quite go the extra mile into real hardcore jazz territory - growls, falls, bends, with plenty of variety going right over the top. I get the impression they will always sound a bit \"polite\" in this respect, whereas the Rekevics won\'t have this problem so much.
Would this be an accurate assessment, according to those that have used them?
Also, the VSL sop & tenor set is just slighty more expensive than the Rekeviks set that contains all four saxes. So presuming I would then get the VSL alto and bari when they come out to complete the picture, I\'d be looking at nearly twice the price. Do they really have enough going for them, above the Rekevics, to justify that?
Quantum Leap Brass is very cheap now and I want it for the brass anyway, so one solution might be to get VSL for standard uses and add a touch of QLB to rough it up when necessary.
Thanks for any thoughts.