What kind of music are you looking to make? If it's more 'epic' music, then it can be done with this package, but it's certainly not it's forte. I'd say it's strength is for more 'conventional' orchestral music.Would you guys recommend this whole library (all 4 volumes and the corresponding PLUS expansions) to someone who is looking for an all-round versatile orchestral package (not as an upgrade but as a new purchase since I don’t own anything from VSL yet - 995 €)?
This would be my first orchestral library and I am seriously considering buying the whole bundle (for the promotional price) since it contains basically everything in an orchestra plus some other instruments which are great/amazing. I’ve listened to all the demos, watched all the videos and I really like the sound.
I’ve been considering Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra which is very similar (although Amadeus has the amazing full orchestra patch) but when comparing the sound to Synchron-ized SE, I reall prefer the latter. The solo instruments imho also sound much much better.
The second orchestral package I’ve considered is The Orchestra by Sonuscore but I dislike the fact that no solo instruments are included and when comparing the sound I’ve again found VSLs library much more appealing and I feel it sounds more intimate which I like. The Orchestra demos were all pretty much in the “epic” cinematic ballpark which isn’t my primary goal at the moment (maybe some day) and they sounded a little bit distant to me (it might be the mix).
The main issue I have with VSLs library is that the whole bundle isn’t cheap for somene like me but I can afford it. I am just not sure if it is worth the price but from my research so far I think I won’t find any better for my needs. My goal is to have versatile orchestral instruments which I would be able to work with for a longer time (to master them) so I don’t have to constantly buy more libraries (that is also why I am considering the whole bundle which includes all articulations). The other goal is to be able to produce a decent quality sound and I think this particular library doesn’t dissapoint in that area (at least according to the demos and videos). Having solo instruments is also something I really like and some of these really impressed me.
Any comments regarding my doubts and my conclusions regarding this library (described in the previous paragraph) would be very welcome. If anyone else has any better library suggestions (according to my needs described above) it would also be welcome.