I love VSL and am looking forward to complete my collection. However, it seems that in only 2 years orchestral tools has already designed a system that will beat the current VSL products within probably 3 years. The products that they are planning to provide has really far more articulations and velocity layers than we VSL users have available right now with several expansions packs for each instrument. They said they were planning to provide every articulation with all of their variations. Some of them already listed here:
My question is, how will you people at VSL deal with this? Others, especially OR, are really catching up making VSLs list of articulations / playing styles and velocity layers look tiny in comparison. The trend of creating expansion packs is already there. I highly propose that VSL creates "expansion packs" for their products. A good idea would be to add expansion packs for the dimension strings, brass, woodwinds to provide further articulations.
For example: Expansion Pack 1 (various Pizzicato, col legno, staccato playing styles), Expansion Pack 2 (Legato playing styles) Expansion Pack 3 (double,triple, quadruple stops), Expansion Pack 4 (various crescendo speeds) and so on.
The stretch system and crossfading in VI is good but does not sound too convincing if used to a certain extent.
Would like to hear your opinion. Would you like the idea of expansion packs for the "dimension" series or single instruments?