The vintage comps are worth having. It's more that Omnisphere has a very easy interface, not that there's anything wrong with Reaktor. That said, it'll presumably be an even better deal next summer, during the first Komplete 12 sale. Damage, Evolve Mutations, Emotive Strings, they're all great libraries. Once I'm caught up on my ethnic instrument collection, I do plan to buy an Arturia MatrixBrute and hopefully also finally another Digital Piano or equivalent. Everyone needs omnisphere and keyscape. Omnisphere covers a lot of bases well, but its core value is its uniqueness.
I need to stop buying and start saving. My favorite piano library is the Gentleman. Omnisphere 2 oozes class and sophistication and should be an essential purchase for all. I only need the Middle East library and the Session Strings Pro 2 upgrade, for immediate project work meaning by end of year , so can wait for Black Friday sales on those. There's enough material in there where if you can't make something cinematic, you have to look in the mirror and not at your library.
Kontakt 6 looks to address the competition from Falcon, by adding more effects and a granular synthesis block, amongst other enhancements, but overall is less of a bump from v5 than I expected. Although I don't bother trying to keep canceled products going, that chart is useful for seeing what incremental changes have accumulated since the last time we might have personally updated our collection, to better evaluate the timing of an upgrade and also to be aware of anything we might have done piecemeal in between for instance, I upgraded Reaktor. I just came from it through the opposite direction. I like to design my own sounds but I also like a relatively simple interface Massive is a good example. Intro pricing for Omnisphere was so attractive as to be a no brainer. Omni Potent Having developed one of the most feature-rich virtual instruments ever produced, it would be fair to say that Spectrasonics had their work cut out trying to improve on the original Omnisphere. I bought the Olafur Arnalds Evolutions library recently and love it.
Most notably, Komplete 10 also includes the Kontakt software, which allows you to open up the vast world of third-party libraries. Some of my tracks are just Omnisphere with Keyscape and Trillian patches and 808-type beats. For your requirements, Komplete hands down. Omnisphere and Trilian would be an amazing package but you better have deep pockets and a ton of spare hard disk space to consider this. I have resisted the temptation to join another forum. Absynth can do some cool things, really wanting to try that out!. Probably the closest thing to an update on the Nord Modular idea.
Omnisphere + Trilian though, now that's an amazing bundle! In theory you can do almost everything you want with it, but in practice to create a sound from scratch out of oscillators I would go with a simpler synth, and you're better off starting from a genuine patch that you would modify thereafter. That might be overstating it. Finding something in library of 80 thousand sounds by browsing would be a nightmare. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Didn't install Kontakt though as I have Sampler and make my own sounds most of the time.
I will check it out! But if you're looking for the two most powerful and comprehensive platforms on planet eaarth. ! I own a couple of them which work with the free Kontakt Player, like the Abbey Road drums, Scarbee Bass, and the Vintage Organ. And you'd be without Kontakt. If you have used it was it easy to learn or hard to learn? Julien Julien - in your list of what you have you don't mention Omnisphere. I get stuck messing around and tweaking and it breaks my creative flow. After I upgrade all my Spectrasonics stuff, I want to invest in the u-he stuff before I update Komplete. Native Instruments have those bi-annual sales that allow you to buy it for like half price.
When I have used them , my chops using them have pretty much equaled the subtlety and finesse of A Gangster from the Prohibition era holding a Thomson Tommy Gun doing a little spray and pray even what I had in the staff view ducked and ran for cover Starting with the two you mentioned Velvet has turned out to be a G. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. At the moment, my money is mostly going to hand-built acoustic instruments that retain or increase value, vs. External drive for samples is common practice. On the plus side of Suite you have Max For Live. For even more warmth, Vacuum Pro has six virtual vacuum tube circuits that add crunch and grit at every stage of the signal path.
A lot of work goes into managing this project, hosting the files and writing documentation and I am also an active forum member helping out users. Of the choices mentioned, I would throw money at Omnisphere and skip the rest. I don't need a lot of acoustic strings and things like that. But Absynth and Reaktor are great. An ailing Pianet with keys that keep sticking like octopus suckers. Thanks, Mark, I'd be interested in seeing how you've got things organized.
If I buy Omnisphere 2, I'll most likely buy Keyscape with a midi keyboard cheaper than Kontrol. Why you say I need an external drive? It's a matter of priority. Gentleman has so many good presets that when you start writing notes it makes you want to grab another instrument as soon as the loop is done. Depends on your budget really and what your trying to do, but having Ultimate with Expansions your good. Additionally, a database file and plugin artwork is also included to create entries in your User Library. Unless you're really into the expansion pack that you get, it's a hefty price.
To me ,its not even close. I think that Transfuser may be of interest to those who use already patterns, such as in the Matrix view, or Cyclone, or Ableton. But seriously, check out a few free trial versions of them. If you have used it was it easy to learn or hard to learn? Trasnfuser blew my head and I'm still shaking in my cowboy boots after messing w it the times I did. Waroftheancients, thanks for the heads up on EastWest! The reason I'm thinking about it is I love Hybrid 3. Most or all, if I've missed nothing out of the other things in Komplete are expansions for the above plugins. When you say just the sampler does that include all the instruments and sounds? I'm mostly interested in: - cinematic type sounds - ethnic sounds - vocals choir etc.