I'm new to this site, so hello.
Anyway, I have been interested in creating music for a long time. I have a MIDI keyboard that's close to a computer, so I often hook it up and use programs like Record Producer (Voyetra) to record music. I didn't like the voices on my keyboard because they were low quality and dull (only 256 voices).
I then discovered soundfonts. They were cool... For a while. It grew to be too much of hassle to keep loading them, and the variety was not very good.
I recently downloaded a demo to FL studio (FruityLoops), and I love it. It's a bit complicated, but I'm already getting the jist of it. I then saw how you can use third-party plugins to get even more sounds. I downloaded demos of both X-Treme FX and Ultra Focus by UltimateSoundBank and was very impressed. Both had different sounds that I liked, but I couldn't tell what the difference between the two programs was. Both have about 8 gigabytes of sounds, according to the website. I just want a diverse library of sounds that I can use to record using my MIDI keyboard. It says that X-treme FX is a "sound creation system", but it already has sounds as well.
I'm confused. Please help me to choose which one would be best. Sorry for the long post.
On a side note, is FL studio Producer a worthy upgrade from FL studio Fruity Edition? And are the boxed versions better than the downloadable ones? Why more money?
Ok, now I'm done. Seriously.
EDIT: I have recently looked up other softsynths, such as Absynth 3 and Atmosphere. I think these are the same types of programs, but better. Should I get one of these instead?