This is a totally screaming deal, so wanted to let the Forum know about it.
These instruments have come bundled in Sonar for some time now, so I've used them all, and they're all very good instruments. Excellent user interfaces also.
Don't let the description scare you away, with the emphasis on loops that come with the set, and how you can just point and click and be an instant star blah blah - These are regular VST instruments that you can play without having to use any loops.
Drums - A slightly stripped down version of Session Drummer. Sounds great.
Electric Bass - Very tweakable and versatile instrument that I've used in many projects.
Electric Piano - Excellent also, with a wide variety of tones available with the provided controls.
Strings - Bass, Cello, Violin, with a fun animated interface - Don't sneeze at this until you try it.
Re: Cakewalk Studio Instruments on sale for $19.99
Originally Posted by fastlane
No current Mac OSX support but I could use them in my Windows 7 partition.
There are some Cakewalk demos of these on YouTube.
I found one demo that had a link to a free SI Ver.1 DL but it just took me to a page full of ads.
Happens every time!
Right, still mainstream, 90% of the public stuff--for Windows. -- You found a free version?--and it wasn't a bootleg?-- Well, these are pretty cool instruments, and they're -ahem-only $20, Phil. You spent $350 on SampleTank - maybe you can shake the piggy bank for these?