At 4/23/13 03:52 AM, Step wrote:
Would you / anyone else recommend buying Komplete 9 over a new MIDI keyboard, Spectrasonics Trillian, East/West Pianos Gold or East/West Symphonic Orchestra Gold?
At 4/23/13 09:57 AM, Buoy wrote:
Actually you're better off waiting for them to slice the price in half just before komplete 10 arrives.
This. Komplete 8 went down to 300 bucks just before 9 came out.
@step - I sell the shit so I'll let you know when that happens with 9. Its still worth the 500 bucks though if youre too excited to wait almost a year for 200 dollar savings.
Trillian and EW Pianos arent exactly worth it unless you plan on making rather specific songs featuring those instruments. Also, I coulda sworn you already had EW orchestra....but hell yeah its worth it if you dont have that.
Other software thats worth it right now you might consider:
Izotope Ozone 5 - mastering suite
Sound Toys native effects - mixing effects suite
If you are wanting to wait and these 2 effects suites dont fit your fancy, then a MIDI keyboard is probably the way to go. Here are my respective suggestions for that:
If you arent a keyboard player and want something small - Novation SLMKII 49 key controller
If you are a pianist or care about having actual piano action for better playing control - Akai MPK88