Well it's been a year almost, and I have been using sample based VSTi's for my live work w/o one hiccup.
My dilemma is that I have satisfactory libraries from GS3 that I use in GVI along with a few new VSTi's that are instrument specific like Scarbee's Rhodes, Wurly, and D6. My SISS strings are mixed w/ Melotron samples to incorporate them better into the stlyes I perfrom, but I must get VSL Strings, so that appears to be covered.
But my horns are O.K. from mixing several libraries together, but I really need a quality Horn section in a VSTi, as I am sure there has to be better options now. I currently mix First Call, QL Brass, Screaming Trumpets, and some of the Muse stuff together, hence the need for a good VSTi.
I am performing styles where Maynard, BS & Tears, Bill Chase, etc. Broadway BB is excellent, but not what I am looking for at this time, especially since it costs 2 large USD.
I need Bari Sax's, Tenors, and Alto's. Trombones and Trumpets.
The Screaming Trumpets Library will still be used unless there is a Lead Trumpet that sounds that good. Even though it's a GSI, it has a great over the top solo capability.
Thanks For Any Advice.