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Old 11-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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I am using Spitfire Audio's Albion 1. It is an ensemble library, unlike VSL's Special Edition.

The differences are very apparent. Each has its strengths and weaknesses.
I personally love the sound that Albion can produce. However, VSL has all of the instrument sections separated, unlike Albion.

For example:

VSL Strings
Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Bassess are all recorded separately.

Albion Strings
Violins and Violas are recorded together and Cellos and Bass are recorded together.

VSL has a very dry sound that requires the use of reverb to get a good sound. It can produce some very nice sounds though with the write reverb.

Albion has Air Lyndhurst's hall baked into the samples, so reverb is not necessary to get a great sound.

I would suggest going to where you can research the various libraries.

As for East West, you can get some great sounds out of it. I would not suggest the Garritan library, and have no experience with Miroslav.

Did I mention that Albion sounds phenomenal?!
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