thanks, guys! yeah, i pretty much had the same feeling about the demos, that they were a little underwhelming. i had that thought, too, @Tyler_River, about them being quite useable in other genres, and i agree, @Gae7 about their general sound and usefulness, so perhaps it’s a bit silly to get a new library when i have a bunch of others already…
that being said, @Erick_McNerney, as you said there is some kind of charm about them that is making me consider it (and why i started this thread). and i know it’s silly to be suckered in by the nostalgia for those other synths, but i used to own an m3r (my first module ever), an sy77, and i always coveted but never had a d50…if it had a proteus 2000 emulation in there, i would have already bought it, haha!
@stephanlindsjo, i do have the close mics and mix that in all the time - i agree it is night and day with them. i guess the problem for me is as good as this library can sound (especially the percussion, woodwinds and some of the lower brass), the strings especially (to me) lack a bit of that “character” i wish it had. i also hate how long load times can be and the lack of the legato feel that a library like audiobro has.
thanks for the suggestion, @GuidoNegraszus, i’ll definitely check out the demos asap, though at those prices, i would probably consider just getting some of the audiobro strings and forgetting about the other sections for now (judgement to be reserved till i hear the demos of course!)
thanks again guys! and any more opinions much appreciated before the weekend ends