First, some library developers "jumped" from GigaStudio to Kontakt, largely due to the included player capability, cross PC/Mac compatibility, and copy protection.
I now see that some other sample library developers have recently come out with "virtual instruments" using the Halion 3 player. Examples are:
- Scarbee Vintage Keyboard Collection Virtual Instrument
- Project SAM True Strike Virtual Instrument
I was curious as to why:
- better copy protection? Do Halion player libraries use a USB "dongle"?
- better licensing deal?
- better functionality than Kontakt?
- sounds better?