Oh, we’re going to turn it into one of those posts where we attack each other’s personal opinions on something that’s entirely subjective. But since you guys want to turn this into that, so be it.
Matthias in particular sounds particularly defensive about it. Yes, I’m serious. It doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest and I’ve listened to more than enough demoes to form that opinion.
You do realize that that is the purpose of a demo, right?
Why would I pay $79 on non-returnable software to play it myself on the off chance that it sounds better than the available demos? No thanks. Tell you what, you shoot me $79 to my paypal and I’ll give it a go, but I’m not spending my money in hopes that I’ll magically be able to change the sound (not playing) I hear in the demo.
You guys pulled that nonsense with the hot brass library too. It was panned from the start based on the demos and we were asked not to judge based on the demos provided, but that’s not how this works. It’s not a critique of the players either, it’s a critique of the actual sounds themselves, and they’re not very good. The whole point of a demo is to sell people on the product. If I judged the demo positively and actually bought the product you wouldn’t be bothered that I formed an opinion on the demo, would you?
Funny how that works, Matthias.
Do you think every product you create is so amazing that everyone will absolutely love it?
I hate to break it to you but Neo Soul Keys isn’t exactly the market leader in EP VST’s.
Here’s another newsflash: absolutely every product in existence has detractors.
Do you think you guys created the only product in existence that everyone absolutely loves?
Truth is was I being polite in my opinion of NSK and yes… low end Casio is just about the nicest description I could muster without lying. Truth is it sounds awful.
Frankly what I heard in those demos don’t stack up well at all to several ep libraries on the market that I have actually played.
It’s not as good as anything already in HS2
It’s not as good as the Scarbee eps in Komplete.
It’s certainly not as good as Lounge Lizard 4.
It’s certainly not as good as the ep’s in my old MOXF.
And it’s light years behind anything in the Korg Kronos I recently had to sell, which is the only reason I’m back on the market for an EP library and yes, compared to the EP models in the Kronos Neo Soul Keys sounds like the GM set on an entry level Casio. The rest are inferior to the Kronos ep’s but nowhere near as bad as NSK.
The bottom line is I don’t care for it and you’re not spending your money on my setup and when it’s my money being spent my opinion of what I do and don’t like isthe only one that matters.
It’s totally ok with me if you guys think it’s super duper awesome because I’m not paying for it. If you like it by all means, enjoy!
I suppose it’s more fun to turn bug out, clutch pearls and turn this discussion into something contentious because we don’t agree.