I'm relatively new to the sampled strings world. I'm a studying composition major and would like to get into creating mock scores once I put my portfolio together. I am currently working with a budget of about $1600. When all is said and purchased, I would like to have the capabilities of manipulating all aspects of a full orchestra along with individual instruments (especially the stringed ones). I have checked out the garritan libraries as well as the Vienna stuff and would like to stick to these labels.
I am thinking about purchasing the Vienna Opus 1 (mainly for the non strings sounds) as well as the Garritan Orchestra Strings.I've also toyed with the idea of getting the Opus bundle and the Vienna Solo strings, but I love the Maestro Tools feature of the GOS. What would be the best combination? Any other suggestions? And this may sound asinine, but I can use both simultaneously in Giga? Another potentially naive question, but can I use either as a plug-in in a Pro Tools session?
I appreciate the time and help guys.