I've recently started buying sound libraries/VIs. My interests are jazz/pop and having part-orchestral expansion possibilities for ballads etc - and like playing in real time with adjustable articulations.
Currently purchased and becoming familiar with Stradi/Gofriller. But where to go from here ?
At the minimum I need:-
Strings (so many to choose from )
Brass (more jazz oriented than classic)
Piano (thinking of Galaxy 2, but waiting to hear demos of Garritan Steinway)
Drums (waiting for BFD2)
Double Bass (did I hear Garritan was preparing a DB ?)
I'm also thinking of the following :-
Kontakt 3 (reportedly with the VSL samples and nice horns ),
Sonivox Broadway (expensive but good on-line demos - and I don't want to always hide VI instruments in the mix).
Anyone with experience of both the Sonivox and Garritan jazz packages - comparisons much appreciated (I've heard the demos, know the cost, but what about peformance and feel of playing.)