I just recently got back from the AES show. I am a guitar player but I score for movies and I saw one of the most amazing products ever. It's all in one and it's got the best sounding samples I've ever heard. Chris Stone, who showed me that he was truly a genius, has taken vintage microphones and recorded samples from the best orchestras, just for starters.
The GUI, sample, and interfaces were all designed by Chris himself, and it took advantage of all the nuances you don't usually see easily in other sequencers. The bowing, smooth, sharp, low end, volume variances from the bow, you name it, was all there. Everything on the darn interface sounded real, and was navigated to easily, and could all be done on a couple of old PCs.
I am so impressed, that I am also too tired from thinking about it than talk more about it.
Milpitas, CA 95035