...that would be really nice.
Why to transform, e.g. a sampled Steinway recorded costly in 24bit high quality into a MP3 Smaple library?
Is this not silly?
Let me say why maybe not. Some giga instruments are so huge, that it is nearly impossible to play them in realtime, especially if you play many instruments at the same time.
With MP3-Compression it would be possible to reduce the Grandioso Sample (about 4 gig) to to 400 MByte for example. If you have a normal good PC you could load then the whole piano into the RAM and play in Realtime to my opinion.
But do you not loose quality?
Yes, of course, you do. But how different is the difference?
If you want to produce a profesional song, you can still use the uncompressed material.
What do you think about this?