Sorry if this is in the wrong forum - I use Logic so it seemed like the most suitable. Please feel free to move it.
I want to invest a little bit of money in instrument/sample plugins, as I'm doing more producing at the moment. However, I don't have THAT much to spend....
I signed up a few weeks ago to EastWest cloud, which seemed incredible value for money.
However, having downloaded some of the libraries, to my ear a lot of the orchestral and guitar sounds are not particularly great, even with keyswitching and good programming.
I just wondered what other people thought.
Also, people's recommendations based on what they use would be useful. I don't create anything "modern" at all - nothing really in the dance/RnB/street/rap/EDM vein at all. Mostly, I'm creating keys/guitar/drums/acoustic-drive tracks - think 80s and 90s pop, with a healthy dose of Eurovision and Musical Theatre thrown in (!!)
I'm an arranger/conductor by trade so know what I want to hear -- and it just seems to me that the "traditional" stuff on EastWest isn't that great.
Any suggestions of a good ROMPLER (think XV-5080 kind of thing but in software) would be appreciated.
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DanielBeach wrote:Any suggestions of a good ROMPLER (think XV-5080 kind of thing but in software) would be appreciated.
You can get the XV-5080 in software with RolandCloud, if that's what you want...
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I'm not a fan of East West tried it for a while to see about the Fab 4 plugin, which was a fun novelty, but the orchestral stuff was inconsistent I thought. VSL and Spitfire are superior IMO. The VSL bundled with NI Kontakt would get you enough orchestra for what you're doing I think, and the rest of the library is very decent bread and butter stuff IMO. The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack is really very good, I think it would suit you given your background. It's often on sale, keep an eye out if you don't want to spend the €500. I use Strike, XPand2 and Loom an awful lot.
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