I was recently looking at a few string libraries, and I need a fairly decent one, but at a fair price, which would be no more than $200. The 3 libraries I was considering were Ultimate String Collection, Advanced Orchestra Strings, or Garritan Lite. Yes I say Garritan Lite, because I could get them for $200 by joining www.audiogang.org. I\'m looking for a powerful library that has many useful articulations, are expressive, and sound very realistic incorporated into compositions.
Does anyone have experience with these libraries? I was wanting to do some faster string parts which would most likely use marcato attacks, but I\'d also use some extensive legato also. Yes, I wish I could get SI Strings, but I don\'t have $1000 at the moment. I just need something that will make me happy until I have more money.
So what\'s the best budget string library for the money?