Thankfully gone are the days of paying 300 bucks for akai disks, we now enjoy the ability to acquire high quality downloadable kontakt instruments at very reasonable prices.I have complied a brief list of my personal favourites in the hope it may help others and perhaps some of you may have suggestions i am not familiar with.Everything listed here falls under the $100 price bracket.
CINESAMPLES-DRUMS OF WAR ($99)
BELA D MEDIA -CELTIC WIND DLV VOL1+2($70 EACH)
BELA D MEDIA -SPIRITUAL WIND DLV VOL1+2($70 EACH)
WESTGATE MODULAR-TIMPANI DLV($70)
KIRK HUNTER-GYPSY VIOLIN($50)
These particular libraries are included due to their excellent quality/cost ratio and because they consistently appear in my compositions often in favour of more expensive options.
Please feel free to agree/disagree or offer other suggestions.
i've been happy with the ethno world sections. for ~$100 you can get a good selection of instruments that in the end work out to less than $10 an instrument. plus they use kontakt player, so you don't even need kontakt to get up and running.