For its versatility, and the fact that the sound is very raw and I can mix it in several ways, I prefer BFD3. When I need a quick go logic internal libraries (and the new drummer plugin too) do the job.
EDIT: also the grroves included with BFD kits are very well played and MIDI editable.
I used a lot the samplemodeling one (with trumpet too) in a studio where I used to work and I have to say that is the most real to my ears even if you don’t use all the control possibilities. The legato sounds almost perfect out of a box and with just a bit of expression control the results are quite convincing. A real sax player can probably find the attack lacking of power and I have to agree but we know that right now for every acoustic instruments played well we can’t find a sampled counterpart that keeps the comparison.. BUT, listening to demos only (thus use grain of salt on this) it seems to me that the new swam engine makes the sound a little more artificial than the previous kontact version (the one used by me). Also all samplemodeling are good for solo use but not so good for big ensenbles imho.
Of the following I own only NI Session Horns (not good for sax solo parts) thus my judgement is based on mere research work. A very recent research because I was searchin for a sax to use in a Christmas song for AJ I then used a piano instead..
The embertone one seems limited in the fact that the ‘sex’ part is programmed and you don’t have control on slurs and the like but the intensity of the effect only; said that both the legato and the sound are very good. If you need a sax like the one listened in their demo just get it; and the price is reeally cheap.
I personally don’t like the linplug one, too synthetic.
For general use (not sax in particular) I’d also consider NI Session Horns and Chris Hein Compact library; the latter has maybe the best bang for the buck ratio
Than, if you have the moneys, here is the one I prefer: http://www.fablesounds.com I find it very convincing especially for ensembles.
Ho-hoooo Here is my first onehttp://audiojungle.net/item/christmas-presents/9519474
Well, maybe is even better to put it on my main page and put an advice on item pages to check the main page for details. In this way I’ll need to change just one text.. Just in case..
Thanx Matt, I made an account to AdRev some month ago thanks to your informations on the subject. Being a profesional composer myself, I understand very well the importance of a right management of copyright issues. I give meal to four person with my music and nowadays is getting harder and harder.. And obviously I always buy music on iTunes or similar when I find on youtube a track that I like; same thing applies for the software. Musicians, artist, writers, software developers and the like, we are all in the same boat and is important to let others understend the value of our work.
Now I usually include a readme file where, among other informations, I explain the AdRev thing.
One question. Can I copy and paste your ‘advice’ on my items’ pages? Or is it copirighted ? I ask this because my english is not very good and you explain it in a very clear and simple way..
Thank you very much for the tip!!
Well, first let me say that I like the sound, the mood, the mix, the arrangement and what I’m going to say is probably just a matter of taste
Said that: after the first 44 seconds, that could be considered an intro, I’m expecting an explosion or something bigger; probably what happens at 54 sec would fit my taste better but even more.
Anyway, it is a music made for film and without the film is very difficult to judge or define a sequence.
Keep up the very good work!!!