Recovering sale addict
Yep, CSS is a pretty easy choice.I was thinking about taking this kind of library that is more versatile and works well with what I already have. But I believe that, since the samples of Jaeger sounds very dry I think I can make it work with another libraries easily, or am I wrong?
For what I heard from demos and overview, CSS has a warm and mellow sound. Jaeger has a harsh sound on violins. So, I'll be covered on this point and will be able to write softer and melodic stuffs.
Now, I didn't know abou the lack of low end in CSS. I'll check the libraries that you mentioned from Spitifire too. It is a bit pricey for me, though.
Not to say there aren't other good options out there also, but CSS is the most recommended here on this forum, and for good reason. It's very consistent, easy to use, sounds great, flexible to most use scenarios, wonderfully expressive (the legatos are to die for), and well priced. The legato has a lag to it, but that is quick to learn how to work with it.
CSS's tone is darker compared to some other string libraries. If you don't want that, it responds very well to EQ to lift the highs some, so it's not an issue.
I'm not saying the basses are weak in CSS, they are just less 'bass heavy' than eg. Spitfire, which has that huge hall to deepen the bass tone better. I just note this as an FYI, because you mentioned being disappointed about the basses in Jaeger. I don't have Jaeger to compare CSS to.
Also FYI, I think for most items you buy from Cinematic Studios, they give you discounts for any future purchase of their other products. I don't know if buying at same time vs. buying CSS and CSSS together you get a better discount. It may be similar (or same?), so probably you don't need to commit to getting CSSS at the same time as CSS.