I am attempting to join the orchestral sample world running Logic and EXS, but I'm very scared as to what to buy. I am looking hard that the Opus 1 stuff (EXS formated and gives me everything in one box) and the EWQL Gold (but its for kontakt, and I own only EXS) thus my hesitation to buy. Given the comments on these boards (see SAM brass posts, etc) would it be in my best interest to purchase an orchestra in parts or as a whole?
If you had roughly $1000 to spend on an orchestra, how would you spend it? I'm going to be running Logic Pro on a new duel 2.5 G5 w/ 3-4BG ram. I also have a MIDI Roland JV1010 w/ orchestral 1 expansion to fill any holes.
I truly appreciate your time and energy in helping make this transition from MIDI to samples a little less scary.