I've been up for too many days, so if this comes off as incoherent in any way, I shall gladly try to clarify after some slumber.
I never thought I'd ever seriously consider a guitar sample library.
I am seriously considering Prominy's LPC library. It sounds ridiculously good.
I realize I just missed a group buy. Doh. Nothing I can do now, and anyway... I only just started looking at it a few days ago.
But... for those who now possess the library (and there are quite a few of you, judging by the group buy thread) I am curious --
Is LPC's lib really truly the unadulterated heavyweight champ of not-real guitar sounds out there (beating whatever VSTi, loops CD's, and other libs might dare to compete)?
Because, at that size, it ought to have enough sounds to render pretty much anything your brain can dream up, especially for lead work. Though I am also interested in opinions on its rhythmic capabilities.
I know having the biggest price tag doesn't necessarily make it the best. Kirk Hunter, for instance, and his new super cheap, super big orchestral libraries. But just the LPC specs alone (size, breadth of articulations) really seem like you're not gonna easily defeat this library.
Oh, and I need clean sounds. So if it's a distortion-only competitor, it doesn't count for the purposes of my inquiry!
I think that is all...
I think I already know the answer, too. But, you know, as they say... if it seems too good to be true...
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