SAMPLER IN US$550 ! Kontakt 2 vs HAlion3 player + many sample CDs
HI THERE !
Im stuck with a decision to purchase a SOFT SAMPLER in a US$550 budget, here are the options i have
a). SAMPLE TANK 2 XL
b). Kontakt 2
c). Halion 3 player with many sample CDs of the music genre of my choice !
d). Or to strech out and go for Eastwest Colossus
2. I know Kontakt 2 has a hugh library but as i have not heard demos, i fear
that it would not have those Deep Saxophones, Real Acoustic Guitars, Rare
Instruments like Irish Whistle, flutes and Basses all at the same time ! Only if i
could hear and know whats it capable of, it would have made my choice easier !
3. Only reason im goin for Halion is that i can buy a lot of sample CDs in the
US$550 Budget along with it !
Here are some sample CDs i have shortlisted, if u have an idea of Halion 3
sounds can you plz guide me on its strengths on which one of the sample cds i should avoid
I need good saxophones, dance sounds , good acoustic and synth bass,good nylon and overdrive and especially some rare instruments like indian bansuri and irish whistle etc !
Yellow Tools- Pure Guitars ( I dont know if Halions Wizzo XXL Nylon is good enough then maybe i shouldnt go for it, what do u say ? )
Ilio - Worldwinds ( I only see it in akai format on their web, but when i emailed them about Halion compatibility they said yes, i wonder how ? )
Sax ! Still dont know what do buy, maybe u can recommend
Overdrive guitar! still no idea ! do i really need it!
So guys here is the story, tell me am i on the right track, what should i do
keeping in view my requirements ! plz give me your valuable and experienced
suggestions on what to go for now and which brand of sample cds enjoy the best reputation !
Re: SAMPLER IN US$550 ! Kontakt 2 vs HAlion3 player + many sample CDs
Sounds like SampleTank 2 or Sonik Synth 2 might be your best bet. Kontakt 2 is great, but it's not going to cover all your bases, because it's not intended to be a ROMpler. ST2 and SS2 are more like traditional hardware workstations, filled with tons of useful sounds in all categories (particularly ST2 - SS2 is more synth oriented). I haven't used Colossus myself, but from what I understand, that will cover everything you need too (though not as in-depth as individual libraries).