As you can tell by my post count, I'm a new guy.
I use GPO, GJABB, and VSampler (with GS3's instruments, after I got sick of GS3 itself).
I'm curious- as someone who hasn't explored enough with Giga/et al instruments, what are some companies and instrument sets/libraries you folks out there consider essential?
As in, not what's good basic stuff for a beginner, but rather, the must-haves in your respective collections, in pretty much every instrument area (orchestral, rock, synth, the works).
Although I doubt I'll be able to afford everything for a while, at least I can gain some knowledge and have some spending targets to aim for
Besides, it sounds like something cool everyone could benefit from (in case anyone thinks I'm posting before looking, I Google searched, but it's very hard to find anything that's not ads for software!).
As for quality, I go for realism in my work, so anything real (i.e. not a synth instrument like a fantasy pad, but instruments that exist in real life) I appreciate sounding that way. And I know technology's come a long way since I last investigated a year or so ago, which is what's prompted me to ask and review my sets- and my Giga sets especially are very limited (although I have some gems).
Anyway. Thanks for reading this, any responses greatly appreciated
Hope everyone's having a great Easter!