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Topic: To update to Kontakt 5 or not?

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    To update to Kontakt 5 or not?

    I have Kontakt 2 and at one time was using BelaD's Giovani children's choir library. Then I stopped using it for a while. I've become heavily involved with Vienna Symphonic Libraries and own most of their products, but I still thought it might be nice to use the Giovani library.
    I order to use the Giovani library now, you need the full version of Kontakt 5. I'm able to get an update price which isn't too bad, but I can't figure out if its a good buy or not. It claims to include many instruments, but doesn't list what they are. I use my samples when writing and orchestrating a wide variety of musical styles: chamber music of all kinds, jazz, orchestral music. I'm not into the cliche ridden film, video game music with loads of percussion, huge choir, triplet harmonies, bombastic sounds....you know, the kind of music that makes money these days.

    So the question can anyone offer advice? Should I pony up the $99 for Kontakt 5 update?

    Mac Pro 2X2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xenon, 10Gb 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM, OS10.6.4, Finale 2011, Digital Performer 7.1, Altiverb 6, Yamaha S90, Built-in audio, GPO, JABB, Garritan Authorized Steinway (Pro), Reason 3, M-Audio Ozone, Giovani, Symphonic Choirs, Kontakt 2, Vienna Symphonic Library. Website:http://www.paulread.ca

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    Re: To update to Kontakt 5 or not?

    Every so often Komplete ultimate goes on sale for $400. I bought Komplete 10 best deal I ever got but you have to just check with the site around easter or Christmas they give a discount. It comes with many Orchestral libraries because it's not just buying Kontakt you want the libraries that are made for it. They're great.

    There is also a program that interests me called UVI Falcon I will be getting that at the end of the year. It is a sampler, synth. There is also Omnisphere which is a high-end synth which has so many unusual sounds on it. It is fabulous for soundtracks and string machines and comes with 12,600 patches.

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