currently i use EWQLSO Plat. and I like it a lot except it is missing portamento.
as a romantic at heart i cannot live without those broad sweeping portamentos which can be found in many mahler symphonies for example.
in search for a remedy i came across the vast offerings of vienna strings but the demos do not tell me if they have been done with the standard or extended versions.
so far i narrowed my focus down on either orchestral strings 1 or apassionata. - but with either i do not know which one would be the best fit for the desired effect of mahlerian portamentos and if any of the two, would the standard version be enough? i at least hope so... i may spring for one standard edition, but i am not really ready to shell out $1300 just for portamento on violins and violas that do not even come with a separate 2nd violin group... but i am curious about your input on the matter! thanks in advance.