Big Fish Friday…on a Saturday?
I know it’s late! But it’s still Friday where I’m at while writing this! How long the video will take to upload is a different story!
I had some crazy stuff going on today (Friday)…but I couldn’t leave ya hangin!
Technical difficulties…but I still got it done…the video took forever to export/render for some reason. The review and video was done on Friday, but everything with the video export and upload didn’t finish until after 12 midnight lol. I still had to post it!
Anyway…today we aren’t looking at a sample library, per se…. it’s a sample based workstation instrument that big fish sent me!
What is VI One?
Well just think of your fantom, motif, triton, kurzweil, etc.. and all around work horse of an instrument with sounds covering every different instrument type from pianos and orchestra to drums and synths.
This collection comes in the popular kontakt player format…so you don’t need the full version of Kontakt to play it.
The Kontakt player can be loaded as a plugin in your favorite host. Of course if you have the full version of Kontakt then this library will show up.
according to the site:
Far more than just a sound library; consider this a major studio upgrade.
Vir2 Instruments’ VI.ONE is a massive multi-disc sample library encompassing over two thousand instruments, kits, and other sound effects, and is designed to be of maximum usability to musicians across a wide span of genres.
What’s in VI One?
Everything! lol..like I said this is basically your all in one rack module.
If you’re just getting into virtual instruments this is a great place to start because you get tons of sounds. If you have a lot of specialty instruments but need a general bread and butter workhorse this is your instrument as well.
How does it sound?
Vir2 is a division of Big Fish Audio, so you know the quality is where it needs to be. I am really a fan of the Vir2 instruments, they are easy to use and a very high quality.
Multiple velocity layers and nice fx are a good touch. The recordings are done right so everything sounds tight with no weird artifacts.
How about the value?
I think it’s a great value… this instrument drops in at 199, pretty normal for a virtual instrument. Folks like me that come from the school of $1000+ instruments welcome a plugin like this with arms wide open.
The amount of sounds you get for the price is incredible..and it’s not like a collection of loops and riffs…these are sounds that will remain useful forever, synths, pianos, bass, horns, strings…that stuff doesn’t get old, or you can’t “overuse” it.
What’s the bottom line?
I don’t really give a sub rating on virtual instruments…I just tell weather or not I like it.
If I put it on the site and take the time to give you information on it, then you can pretty much bet that I highly suggest the plugin.
This is a must have, 5 star plugin… if I had to rate it with subs it would definitely be a 5 out of 5 and would be on my “must have” plugin list.
If you need a good collection of quality instruments that can last you a long time, and give you a great alternative to all those thousand dollar rack modules you keep buying…look no further.
Vir2 Instruments’ VI One is that workstation… cuz I said so!
Every once in a while you can catch it on sale at places like musiciansfriend for 99 bucks… either what it goes, it’s a great workstation to have.
let me know what you think about it. Leave me a comment below