not sure if this is off topic, but I couldnt really find a good forum to post this in. My question is, what sampling vsti's do you all use and why? I am potentially seeking out to buying a lower-end sampler vsti to run in tracktion. Right now I use sfz, and I was thinking of getting sfz+ but then found out that theres no giga support. I have checked out shortcircuit which looks really awesome, but its kind of high priced at $149. What kind of stuff do you guys use? I really wouldnt want to go out and buy gigastudio, and I've been converting stuff to sf2 in the meantime. Im wondering if Im missing out on stuff.
Being that you are on a strict budget, how about I suggest that you stick with sfz (it's a very capable little sampler in its own right!) and pick up Extreme Sample Convertor. It can convert Giga version 2 & 3 files directly to sfz format (and a bunch of others including soundfont, too). The list of formats can be found over at: