This sounds amazing! The price tag a bit less amazing but I am sure it is a good value for the price. Ahhh...one day maybe!
You should definitely wait a week or so to hear the new Chamber String demos from Kirk Hunter's new Concert Strings. I just did a major test with them on Sunday night mocking up a complex 8-part vertical harmony stack on a Debussy piece which sounded absolutely amazing.
In fact, this will be one of the demos.
With Kirk's Concert Strings for his Chamber section, keep in mind that you get:
Chamber Strings - unmuted - close mic
Chamber Strings - muted - close mic
Chamber Strings - unmuted - far mic
Chamber Strings - muted - far mic
No other set of chamber strings from any company has such a selection.
Also, the COMPLETE Kirk Hunter Concert Strings, which contains the Chamber Strings as listed above, lists for only $499. Pre-Launch Price just $399.
Can you tell us your opinion on the comparative subjective differences in sound between the Kirk Hunter strings, main and Chamber, and the VSL strings? Are they warmer sounding etc?
Craig, great question. However, because of all the library bashing that's gone on in the past, we decided to defer this kind of question to the demos so you decide for yourself.
However, compared to all the libraries, Kirk's sound is bigger, a little darker. Warmer. I don't know how to define that to give a cogent answer. Let me say that on the demos we're doing with two Debussy excerpts I orchestrated, one with 6-7 part vertical harmony and the other with 8-part vertical harmony, it came out sounding full and lush, no brittleness and no "organ" sound.