• you pay much less, compared to other libraries which you otherwise buy for hundreds of $
• you have all the libraries at once
• you pay as long as you really use them or need
• you need to download / uninstall all the files, which takes too much time from the server
• what happens if you need something from the server but you don’t have internet or the connection is super slow…we are talking about tons of GBs!!!
• you never “own” the product, you just borrow it (for some people it’s super important)
• if you need to recall something “years” ago, you never know if this will really work (do they still exist?)
• people often forget about subscriptions and pay without knowing really…
• (not sure if this is still the case, however, years ago the EW player and Kontakt Player were causing problems when using both in a session.)
• Ask yourself the question, whether you really need “all” of this … does it make you a better composer?
Even the most successful composers don’t have everything in their template, as they can’t process it…so how should you then? How much of a benefit will it be?
I guess you know ProjecSAMs Orchestral Essentials, right? It’s super old, nothing fancy. But for certain things, it works really well. I used it in a major production recently and no one said: “Dude, what is wrong with you, how dare you, using this old unfancy stuff!”
My point is: Maybe you already have the libraries to work with, which are totally fine. If not, save some money for AlbionOne, Orchestral Tools, or even the BBC Orchestra, whatever…all of them will do the job in most genres. With every patch they have, you can compose a new piece. So much to explore really. The truth is, you use maybe 10% of whatever you have installed on your drive. Best example is Native Instruments Bundle…I have it for years and there are things I see for the first time literally…
For me, they look like Waves right now, trying to get super attention, lowering the prices drastically…imagine Apple doing this? What would you think? The same with Soundtoys…it’s kind of weird.