Now that VSL and Quantum Leap are in the mix (pardon the pun), I am wondering what the benefits may be to acquiring either of these pricey libraries vs using a hodge-podge of individual ones. Call it Rich Man/Poor Man.
If a person already owns Garritan Strings, SAM horns and trombones, Dan Dean Winds, London Orchestral Percussion, Garritan Harp, and a spattering of older collections like Miroslav or Siedlaczek, what real benefit comes from dropping another 3 plus grand for the new \"all in one\" libraries?
From my point of view....(not owning either VSL or obviously, the yet to be released QLO), I have not heard a \"significant\" difference in the end result over the Hodge-Podge approach. The possible exception being VSL\'s woodwinds, which sound amazing in the demos.
But SAM Horns and Bones seem to hold their own against the other brass sounds. Garrtan hold their own against the strings. LOP holds it\'s own against the percussion. And throw in the G-Town free stuff, it seems to me that a person on a budget can do very well without dropping the big bucks for the new libraries.
For those of you who have already purchased VSL and also have some of these other libraries listed above....what is your opinion? Have you stopped using the other libraries in favor of VSL? Are they really that much better?....or better at all?
Honesty is appreciated.