A good recent VST instrument/synth/sampler pack?

Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by ohm-ish, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. ohm-ish

    ohm-ish Active Member

    May 2, 2011

    I want to buy a decent and recent VST instrument/synth/sampler pack that has a good size library and some quality sounds
    I'm looking at Native Instruments Komplete 8, but I'm wondering.. are there any better/cheaper/smaller alternatives?
    I tried Komplete 7 and I thought FM8 (?) was good. Maybe also because of the way you browse through styles etc. to get the right sounds
    A lot of what I see around is somewhat old. And I guess I don't need that huge library and various modules that comes with Komplete8

    I will mostly be making ambient, relaxing, indie, pop-ish
    So wide atmospheric sounds would be good (also)

    I have Battery3 drums and that's good for now, so I mostly need a good virtual synth/sample unit

    Do you have some ideas to what I should check out?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Sampletank. It's just an engine to me. Sounds are as good as the ones you purchase. Sampletank comes with a standard set, many of which are useable. That being said, Komplete also has a free version. Actually both of them have free versions.
  3. ohm-ish

    ohm-ish Active Member

    May 2, 2011
    I will check it out, thanks :)

    How about Spectrasonics Omnisphere, even though its 3-4 years old?
  4. ohm-ish

    ohm-ish Active Member

    May 2, 2011
    Found this thread(Dead Link Removed)
    I think I will just go ahead with Spectrasonics Omnisphere as I can get it pretty cheap
  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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    Komplete 8 is expensive but it as so many sounds. Great samples of acoustic instruments and they are very playable.

    For Atmosphere, omnisphere and Nexus has some great atmospheric sounds.
    You got to decide what are the sounds you like. listen to as much as demo as you can and good luck !

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