I just picked up the the M-Audio Orchestral Strings DVD and find the sounds to be very good for $100. Not a lot of variety but I like the smooth sound of the ensemble patches. I worked up a couple little pieces using the strings and then some VSL Kontakt 2 instruments and it sounded quite good. I might get the Orchestral Brass disc at some point because I like the S.I. Brass and all these samples are derived from Sonic Implants' Orchestral Library. I was pleased to discover that there are release samples in some of the patches. Very cool. Great value.