Agreed - and after using the Synchron player for a while, VI Pro 2 stands as one of my favorite sample players.
Had both, I sold the Embertone Clarinet. To me the Fluffy Clarinet has a very nice legato, good dynamic transitions and sounds classical. Embertone sounds more jazzy to me. Both are good but I much preferred the tone of Fluffy. For fast stuff, the Embertone wins.Fluffy Clarinet vs Embertone Clarinet. Opinions? Can Fluffy bumblebee as well as Embertone?
Chris Hein Woodwinds is very much in the running. It wins for being the best deal, per instrument, and by number of samples per dollar. Do you like it better than the other options?
Yes, this is why I'm still thinking of getting the BWW on sale, since it doesn't happen very often. Chris Hein's seems to have a more mixed reaction. I mostly like the VSL's SE winds I have. But I am just getting started. I'm finding that some of the bad sounding parts are probably more my lack of skill than anything actually wrong with the sounds.I don't own it. Been trying to find out some more and gauge people's opinions but most people seem to talk about BWW (only) when it comes to woodwinds....
Yes, this is why I'm still thinking of getting the BWW on sale, since it doesn't happen very often. Chris Hein's seems to have a more mixed reaction. I mostly like the VSL's SE winds I have. But I am just getting started. I'm finding that some of the bad sounding parts are probably more my lack of skill than anything actually wrong with the sounds.
But I am coming to the conclusion that buying an inexpensive library to start, then save up and buy the best you can afford of the various parts when they go on sale is probably better than buying bits and pieces of okay stuff just because they are a good price.
Too bad I don't follow my own advice
I think the VSL SE falls in the good to better. Ive been pretty happy with it. The BWW would be on the better/best side along with the full VSL winds and Spitfire. Not sure where CHW falls in this. I hear good things about it, but it doesn't seem to come up as much when they talk about the best. And I think winds and legato seem to be the hardest things to get right in sample libraries.What would the okay stuff in this context be? ChW or BWW or VSLw?
Interestingly enough, I just tried both, thanks to Best Service's amazing TrySound service, which allows you to test libraries via a remote VST plugin server thing. I much more preferred VSL (SE) than CH. One of these "each his own" momentsI had CH's woodwinds, the compact version. Although I ended up reselling it, I don't have anything but praise for it. I found them far more lovely than the VSL winds.