Keep everything you have and use everything you can. Afflatus is just another tool in a composer's belt, and combining different libraries isn't a bad thing at all as you can get a custom sound that way. I know there's always this part of you that wants to stick to certain "formats" or styles, but once you break out of that and use the libraries for the song rather than the song for the libraries, a whole world opens up for signature textures. For example I've mixed CS Strings with Chamber Strings and Chamber Orchestra 2 along with Omnisphere and Cryptar. Whatever works for the song is the only thing that matters. (btw in the outro song I made I used a synth patch from Aeon, a bass from Juggernaut and a Drums of the Deep 2 patch, which I then mixed together with some EQ to fit)I'm kind of conflicted here. Trying to understand how does this library stand or blend with my other libraries. Trying to understand whether this presumes to bring new timbres and articulations to the table - or presume to be a library that does what other libraries do, but does it better.
I have spitfire symhonic strings, chamber strings, bernard hermann, tundra, orchestral swarms, sonuscore the orchestra, several sonokinetic phrase libraries, novo and its expansions.
Do i go the Afflatus route? And then what? Would what i have be redundant to an extent? At least the bread and butter spitfire strings?
Or is it better to go for other tastes and colors, such as Olafur evolutions etc?
Btw, i have an edu discount and some loyalty discount so afflatus would cost me €624 now or after the intro price phase.