I am currently looking for a full orchestral brass library, and am not quite sure what to go with. I have three current options. I looked at the QL brass and they seem really good, and i've heard that the instruments' attacks are captured very well. I am mainly looking for loud, bold sounding brass to go with what im currently using, so how aggressive is QL Brass? I'm mainly asking about the Trumpet, Thrombone and Horn ensembles. Do the samples have a slight ambience or are they dead on dry recordings?
What I also had in mind was getting the SAM package, but thats out of my budget right now. SAM is really the sound i have in mind though. I was going to go straight for Kirk Hunter's VS Series Brass, but he says its no longer available. I could also get KHSO Emerald, but the brass seems much more sharp and less smooth than the ambient VS brass (which i liked).
VS is gone, SAM is too much for me ATM, and I don't know if i'd like KHSO as much, although it seems very, very good. The other thing is QL Brass and I just wanted your opinions on this library since I have no experience with it, and the demos don't really show the brass up front. I know its an older library too, but im not concerned about that at all. my main orchestral set right now is AO (from complete classic) . If you know of any other brass libraries, please so suggest them.
And PLEASE don't suggest VSL, or QLSO brass sets. I can't afford them, and im tired of hearing them.