How do you construct a 24 bit and a 16 bit version anyway? Record at 24 and chop it up and distribute to all instruments and then batch process and dither down the individual samples for the 16 bit version. Or use markers of some kind on the large recording?
If it wasn’t for the inherent imprecision in MIDI you would be able to compose a piece of music, play it back through both 24 and 16 bit versions and phase reverse one of them and the truth would be revealed?
Is the price difference worth it? Just more disk space unless you listen through $$$ hifi system enjoying the end product?
I have the 16 bit version and I just … like it very much. It’s good enough for being soloed without sounding all plastic and has lots of characters. I have some other libraries that complement HSO and they just don’t grab the attention which is a good thing for a background section.
But the HSO is … s c a r y!