Anyone have suggestions for the best acoustic guitar (steel and nylon), banjo, or dobro libraries? I'm working on a project where I'll be using live players for the final, but need good libraries for the mockups.
You may want to consider the "Vintage Jazz Guitars and Tenor Banjos" from Bardstown Audio. There are acoustic archtop guitars in this collection. Traditionally in older country and bluegrass, archtop guitars were much more commonly used than flattop guitars.
We are currently running a 25 % off sale on all of our sampled instrument products. There are quite a few demos on our web site.
RA has a decent banjo and dobro. The articulations are too limited to pull off anything really fancy, especially for the dobro, but if you write with the limitations of the lib in mind you can get some very convincing results. Just don't expect to sound like Jerry Douglas or something.
Here is a rock track that showcases the RA banjo and dobro to some extent (the dobro is just in the intro section).