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Location: , Lesotho
Sunday, June 17 2012 @ 09:20 PM CDT
I pretty much owe davajonah a big percentage of my first million (I'll let you know when I make it) for his invaluable advice about making that instrument folder. I guess this one's a "deal" for $30., but I'm not exactly feeling the love. That huge soundbank underscores a lot of my misgivings about samplers: HUGE soundbank = a lot less hard drive space. Time will tell if it was worth it, but personally my money's on physical modeling synths. They take up almost no space, and they deliver incredible sounds/versatility.
BTW, no disrespect to mvh9591. That was a generous heads-up.
Location: Liverpool, UK
Monday, June 18 2012 @ 02:57 AM CDT
Hehe! My agent will be contacting you shortly.
I tend to agree with you about samplers. I use Omnisphere quite a bit, which has a much bigger sample library, but you get the option during installation to store all the samples on a separate hard drive, which I've done. I'm sure you could do this with the Sonik stuff, but there was nothing written in the installation process to enable you to do this easily. IK Multimedia must think we are all geeks, but the reality is that we just want something that installs quickly and works. Spending hours (time you can never get back) sorting out their mess is not something that I wanted to do. They really should sort it out.
In the end, the modelling synths take up much less room as you say. They are, I agree, more versatile. My own favourite is U-He's Zebra 2. In fact, I like all of U-He's stuff. I have thousands of presets, many of my own making, and they do indeed take up very little room. But if you want to emulate real sounds, eg. orchestral instruments, then I suppose samplers are the best. Each to his own I suppose!
It's about time I changed this...