I'm considering buying the komplete 8 set mainly for kontakt 5, and also for reaktor.
The reason I want kontakt 5, is that I often hear that kontakt is the industry sampler, and because of that a lot of libraries have been made suitable to it.
I really want to make real genuine sounding orchestral, symphonic, film score, ethnic etc sounds. When I look at top of the range software/libraries such as VSL, it is just totally out of my budget ($5000)
What do you all think about the sounds that can be created from , for example, the factory library that comes with kontact 5? It is a much more affordable price. Is there a big difference in the sound quality between the sounds of say, the factory orchestral/choir sounds in kontakt 5, when compared to say VSL or EWQSLO?
How does Omnisphere compare to all of these? I have always had the image that omnisphere is more beautiful, but unnatural and other-worldly synth sounds, although the trillion bass sounds amazing. (from the demos I've seen)
Any advice would be appreciated, I understand that the voicing, timbre layering, articulation/phrasing, dynamics etc is hugely important, but the original sample/sound quality makes a huge difference as well.