Hi everyone. I am currently building up my sample library collection. I already have GPO, and I think it's great for lighter, romantic stuff, but I need a library with a little more 'oomph' to it for some of my heavy duty works. I have been searching all over, and going from "I'm definitely going to but this one" to "Oh look! There's another one. I'm definitely going to buy that one now" to "Wait a sec. I liked my first choice better..." You get the idea. I'm having a real hard time, and have come here to ask for advice.
What is a great 'powerful' sample library? I have one stipulation though with your requests: I would like it to be in plug-in format. I don't have that much money, so I can't afford to buy a sampler, and then the libraries that go with it. I'm running on a laptop, so I don't think GS3 or K2 will run very well with the orchestral sizes I'm working with anyway.
So, with that stipulation, I have found that MOTU Symphonic Instrument or EWQLSO might fit the bill. I have heard great things about EW, but not very much on MSI. Anyone use it and has an opinion about it? Are there other libraries that I'm missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.