I have the chance to get the Halion String Edition for pretty cheap
(90 Euro -> about 75 Dollars). The update to Version 2 is about
130 Euros here in Germany - so that would make a total of about
220 Euros for Version 1 & 2.
Do you guys think that this would be a worthwhile buy?
Up to now I have not been into doing massive orchestral or string
stuff, but there are quite a bit of pop-pieces where piano and
strings form a nice combination and I'd like to work a bit in this
direction in the future...
The sound of Steinberg is not fine.
There are no new samples!
Buy Miroslav, etc
The review I read mentioned that new articulations had been
added and solo-instruments as well - sounds to me like there
have been additional samples added - since the content is
almost twice as large as that of version 1, I would presume
Tobias, you will like the sound of HSP I think, especially for pop & rock. It's a well organised library - but so is the new String Essentials from Peter S.
I think the main problem with Steinberg software is that their streaming from Disk is not as good as it should be...but my experience is only on the Mac. I have found Halion and HSP a bit unstable under mac OS 10.3xxx; they now only work under OS 10.4 which I don't use yet.