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A word about quality... and a bit of history!

Please don't misunderstand. These are not the latest on-trend releases that are churned out relentlessly today by the few remaining professional sample library developers left. These are many of the finest libraries from years or even decades ago that pioneered the pro sample business. Most stand the test of time because they were done over time, using the finest facilities and produced by some of the legends of the music industry. Technology moved on and making samples this way has, on that basis at least, become impossible. We stopped when it became impossible rather than compromise, repeat ourselves or make huge virtual instruments. Our model was always to make samples for musicians, using the finest in the industry. They are busy people and it was always a challenge to get them to complete a CD-sized sample library. That is the realistic limit. We feel that our libraries, the same way as much of the best music does, stands the test of time and in many ways still sets the bar that we could not and few if any have been able to reach since these sorts of projects became impossible to undertake. It's a shame because there's no doubt more that could have been done and it would certainly have been fun - but at least you can still access these libraries and use sounds that people just cannot make these days. Fashions and trends move on, but quality is timeless.