I'm sure this has been debated but I have been drooling over the Vienna Instruments (heck, the whole Vienna catalog) ever since they first came out. To me, they seem to be the "Rolls Royce" of sampled orchestral instruments. When I watch the video demos on their new player it seems that it is by far the coolest way to breathe life into a sample set. Plus the sound of their instruments seems to be top drawer.
I currently own EWQL Gold and Gold Pro XP and love them. However, the solo strings, to me, are weak and the issue of portamento (a personal favorite of mine) is hard (almost impossible) to achieve.
I have a couple of questions for VI owners, hope you can help:
1) Are the standard libaries robust enough? For example, would the solo strings standard library give me the articulations that say Kirk Hunter's solo strings would give me? And ease of use, playability, sound?
2) Do you need a dongle for each library or can one dongle hold additional library licenses? (I don't have enough free USB ports!)
3) Are the VI's memory piggies?
As I mentioned above, this library has always been the "Holy Grail" to me from when it was fiest released. Am I "fanatsizing" this? Will I buy it and go "Hmmm"? Or will it be my muse
Any help would be apprecieated!
All the very best,