Well, I probably shouldn\'t answer this, because I\'m one of the Bigga Giggians, but anyway....
I think that we suffer a bit from the \"if they are so cheap, can they be any good\"-syndrome.
I can only tell you this: Nemesys are going to have gigs from all our cd\'s, that is DX REX, Jinjee\'s Strings, Worra\'s Prophet and the upcoming Jinjee\'s Solo Brass, on the demo-cd that are going to be bundled with their products, so it\'s good enough for them....
The Post organ CD-ROM is good value for the money. I also heard the demo of the Jinjee strings CD-ROM, but it did not sound very convincing to me (sorry Worra). Perhaps the actual CD-ROM is better than the demo, since I have read other comments saying that it is quite good.
Don\'t mean to sound negative or like Im picking on Worra , But were supposed to be honest here right ? Anyway I was not at all impressed with the sound of the Jinjee\'s strings Demo .And I dont think you can change a demo to make it all better .I agree that some demo\'s can sound better than others because of many reasons , for instance one demo my play notes closer to there original samples and another might happen to play notes that were transposed and out of the original range. Anyway If I were to choose a string library , I would want use a sequence that covers a full range and not nessasarily a flatering sequence , And if it still sounds good , then I know the string patch will take anything that I can dole out .
I find that when you write a song , if you are limited to regions or notes that sound more real on that patch , it really is very limiting .
I read the notes about jingee strings and I think one of the main problems is that they sampled only every 3rd , so they had alot of tranposing going on . Maybe you can get by doing that with a mini moog or something but when it comes to strings or voice etc, you really need to sample every note . And the fact that they used up 400 something megabytes and only sampled every third seems a little wastfull to me.Ive sampled A bass 4 string and a 6 string electric all on one
sample patch preset while sampling every note in the pre giga day\'s with 8 megs of memory [of course I had short looped samples and the jingee strings are long non looped .] but I think this first thing I would have done as a basic foundation would be sample every note . OK now that I have made the giga team mad at me [was not my intention ] I would like to say something positive . I think it is very honerable that they are determined to offer sample library\'s at a fair prices, But I dont think the quality is quiet there yet . But as we all experiance everyday , live and learn. Ken