I'm going to take advantage of the Sampletekk group buy tonight and am trying to decide between White Grand and 7CG Jr. I would like to get both of them but can't afford it.
I have listened to the demos of each and love them. Unfortunately, I am *completely* swamped at work this week and will not have an opportunity to try out the "1 octave plus all C's" demo's of them before the group buy closes.
So I'm looking for opinions from Worra himself plus other users of these libraries regarding which would likely suit my needs better. I play pop/rock and the samples will be used almost exclusively in a mix with drums, bass, guitars and strings. Think Billy Joel (though I can't play like him), Bob Seger, Lennon/McCartney to get an idea of my style. Given those considerations and the fact that I am dirt poor, which of the following options (listed in my current order of preference) would you recommend?
- White Grand ($59.50)
- 7CG Jr.($24.50)
- White Grand Jr. + 7CG Jr. ($59.50)
To what degree will the number of different velocity samples be noticable in the context of a mix? How about during solo play? Does the tone of one piano or another lend itself better to my style?
I know I sound like a spoonie and I'm sorry for that. That's not ordinarily my style. In this case, though, time is short and I simply won't have an opportunity this week to conduct as thorough an investigation as I would like on my own. I'd sure appreciate any advice.