Im stuck with a decision to purchase a SOFT SAMPLER in a US$550 budget, here are the options i have

b). Kontakt 2
c). Halion 3 player with many sample CDs of the music genre of my choice !
d). Or to strech out and go for Eastwest Colossus

2. I know Kontakt 2 has a hugh library but as i have not heard demos, i fear
that it would not have those Deep Saxophones, Real Acoustic Guitars, Rare
Instruments like Irish Whistle, flutes and Basses all at the same time ! Only if i
could hear and know whats it capable of, it would have made my choice easier !

3. Only reason im goin for Halion is that i can buy a lot of sample CDs in the
US$550 Budget along with it !

Here are some sample CDs i have shortlisted, if u have an idea of Halion 3
sounds can you plz guide me on its strengths on which one of the sample cds i should avoid

I need good saxophones, dance sounds , good acoustic and synth bass,good nylon and overdrive and especially some rare instruments like indian bansuri and irish whistle etc !

Here are the ones im goin for !

Prosamples - Rare Ethnic Instruments
///////////- House
///////// - Dance Floor Bass
/////// - Session Instruments
Uberschall - Loop Essentials
Uberschall - House Essentials

Yellow Tools- Pure Guitars ( I dont know if Halions Wizzo XXL Nylon is good enough then maybe i shouldnt go for it, what do u say ? )

Ilio - Worldwinds ( I only see it in akai format on their web, but when i emailed them about Halion compatibility they said yes, i wonder how ? )

Sax ! Still dont know what do buy, maybe u can recommend

Overdrive guitar! still no idea ! do i really need it!

So guys here is the story, tell me am i on the right track, what should i do
keeping in view my requirements ! plz give me your valuable and experienced
suggestions on what to go for now and which brand of sample cds enjoy the best reputation !


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