Originally Posted by Charlie-O
If you go through Omnisphere, and listen to what that plug does, it kills Kontakt in the synth department. But Omni uses samples.
The Motif, the Fantom, Nexus, all use samples, and it kills Kontakt in the Synth department.
True but Omni and the others are SYNTHS that additionally utilize samples.
Kontakt is a soft SAMPLER with some synth capabilities although somewhat limited.
It was primarily conceived as a sampler not a synth.
IMO we select tools for specific uses,when you need a synth that's what you should use,when you need a sampler that's what you should use.
You can't use the hundreds of 3rd party libraries made for use in Kontakt in Omni,why not complain about that?
If you want a synth,use a synth,whether it's sample based is secondary.
Eric Persing designed Omni as a synth that also utilizes samples,he did not design it to be a sampler that had synth capabilities.
Omnispere being sample based is a small part of Omnis design, it's primarily a synth.
If you want to use a sampler use a sampler,whether it has synth capabilities is secondary(it's icing on the cake).
There's lots of great synths that don't utilize samples as well,it's just a different design concept in the way they've been created.
Companies design a product with the capabilities and focus of intended use in mind.
Kontakt offers uses and functions a synth can't offer and Omni and other synths on the market offer uses and functions Kontakt and other soft based samplers can't offer.
That's why they're all referred to as tools,use different tools depending on the job at hand.
When you need a screwdriver do you complain that a hammer can't do the same job as the screwdriver?