Hello slutz, I know this question gets answered a million times, but its 2012, meaning there are new possible answers if that makes sense.
Lately my sound library is got me stuck. It was bound to happen since I am not one of those producers to buy every vst that comes out.
I recently bought Omnisphere, and i LOVE the vst, however, it is not suitable for hip hop. The patches and everything is way to complex and way too full sounding for hip hop. I am not complaining since I do alternative rock and Omnisphere is probably the only synth I need, so do not recommend Omnisphere.
The only VSTs I use/bought is Nexus 2 (with a couple of Expansions such as Hollywood, Analog, Millennium Pop, etc), XPAND 2, Alicia's Keys, & Battery 3. I also have Halion Sonic but that is because of Cubase 6 but I am staying in all Pro Tools to master 1 DAW. I also have the Motif XS Rack, but it kills me when I am in the zone, so I tend not to use it. I love all software.
My frustration is that with these vsts I CONSTANTLY find myself making the same 808/trap/dirty south shit. I mean I love it and it is easy/fun to make, but I need a musical change. I want to do arrangements like J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League does. Very moving, classy, and 'elite' beats. Plus these compositions are much more musically complex. I need VSTs that can start doing these productions. Does anyone know what type of stuff they use? I am thinking of buying EZ Drummer since that is there drums, and maybe Miroslav Philharmonik. I am open to any other suggestions.
BTW, does anyone know if pro tools 9 has a sample BROWSER? Like the one in FL Studio? It truly kills my workflow by opening up Battery 3, then having to navigate gigabites of my drum samples in its very small menu! thanks again