I've done some extensive searching on the forums for an answer but couldn't find anything. I know these questions get annoying but I thought I would try to enlist the help of the more experienced users.
I'm looking for a good and somewhat versatile orchestral library, primarily for a rock/pop style, similar to what one might hear in the music of Beck, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Beatles/Phil Spector, etc.--also do some "world music" strings at times.
1- Yes, I'm on a budget. Would like to keep it around $300-500.
2- So far Kontakt 2 VSL is looking good because I would also like to expand to the Bela D libraries and some others eventually. I haven't heard any specific demos on that though. How well would that work for what I'm looking for? I'm open to other suggestions specific to my genre.
3- I'm not well-versed in orchestral arrangements so far, so the bigger libraries look a little intimidating at this early stage. So easy to use would be nice until I learn a little more. Just need to get off to a good start.
4- They will be used for final projects, so of course I want absolute (best) sound quality!
I'm using Logic Pro 7.2 on MacIntel and so far don't have any good strings yet. I've been using a combo of the EXS samples and my Yamaha S90. Not terrible when mixed creatively but pretty limiting!
Thanks a ton in advance!