I’m a little off-topic here, but would be really grateful for some advice from my fellow Cubase users who might be using Project SAM “Symphobia” - perhaps even anyone who uses both Symphobia 1 and Symphobia 2!
I only have budget for one full orchestra library (recorded in sections, the Symphobia way!)… and I’m fairly sure I’m going to order Symphobia 2. I really love the sound of the real legato transitions that it features.
However now I’m a bit worried that Symphobia 2 doesn’t represent enough of the “core” orchestral sections, and that I should have gone with Symphobia 1. Looking at S2’s instrument list, it appears that quite a few of the patches are recorded in octaves - which in some cases will be fantastic (the demos show this!). I’m worried though that there aren’t enough sections recorded in unison, for recording big chordal parts where octaves would be too thick sounding.
So in a nutshell… should I go with Symphobia 2, will it give me all the sections I need and do a pretty good impression of everything that came in S1… or would I be better to get S1 to cover all the basic building blocks?
Any guidance that you can provide would be very gratefully received!