Hey guys and gals,
I am getting some cash for my B'Day and am looking at the following instruments:
1) Vienna SE
2) Appasionatta Strings 1
3) Kirk Hunter Ruby
4) Ethno World 4
I could also take advantage of the EW 2 for 1 sale and am thinking about RA and VOP or RA and SD2.
I own a ton of VST's already (but one can never have too many) Orchestral wise I have Gold Pro XP which is nice but I really would like better solo strings and especially portamento which Vienna seems to do very well. I also have Kontakt 3 which has some Vienna orchestral instruments. On the ethnic front I have Spiritual winds, Stormdrum1, Ethnoworld 2, and world winds plus some older EMU samples.
The music that I write is a blend of orchestra with world and rock. I want to get a quality lib and would rather get less quantity for more quality (I have spent a small fortune buying "quantity")
I'm leaning towards the Vienna SE package as it has solo strings and true portamento and I love the interface. Since I own a syncrosoft dongle for Cubase will I need to buy the Vienna Key or can I put the license on the Cubase dongle?
By the way my budget is $500. I know these kind of questions are lame as there are a ton of reasons to buy (or not buy) anything but you guys always have such good insight and there may be things I am not thinking of.
Thanks for any suggestions!
All the very best,