Lets say for example that I have a specific need for an instrument, are there any web sites where I can buy and then download the instrument right off the site for a relatively cheaper price? Like a ethnical instrument of some sort for example.
Sonic Implants breaks up some of thier sample sets and sells downloadable sections at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, I think they only do this with soundfont versions. As an example, they sell the Silk Road set for $249, but you can download just the shakers and bells for $35, or just the hand drums for $40.