First I’d like to introduce myself:
I purchased a UR22 mkII recently and am recording and arranging my first piece with Cubase AI now.
I play the accordion and want to arange something for my “accordion bigband” (consisting of 12 accordions + rhythm section). Until now I am recording myself plyaying with a decent goose-neck mic. This works pretty well, but the sound is bad and I am not able to improve it easily.
Because I want to listen to the accordion sounds also from MIDI events I was looking for sampled accordion sounds and found this very good instruments: http://virtual-acoustic.com/index.php/en/
My problem now is that I dont know the practical details of using such sampled instruments in Cubase.
They offer instruments for " NI Kontakt VSTI". => Do I need to purchase both the samples and Kontakt as a VST instrument ? This would be very expensive: 189 for the kontakt samples + 399 for Kontakt ?
Or would I need only “Kontakt Player” and configure that one as an VST instrument in Cubase? How?
They also offer a sound-fount for below 100€. I wonder what the difference between a soundfont and the kontakt plugin is.
Actually I just want a decent sampled accordion sound (incl. some registers) to be controlled via MIDI… for low budget. 125€ for my hardware + cubase ai was a very good price. So I dont want to pay around or even over 200€ for some sounds…