In any event, the kind folks at Native Instruments took pity on me and finally weaned me of my Halion habit by thrusting Kontakt 2 on me. I had tried the demo of Kontakt 1, and was underwhelmed. In retrospect, it's a much nicer program than it lets on. If I had spent some time with the manual, I would have known this. But since I now have Kontakt 2, I'm gonna maybe purchase the Konkrete 2 package, because that seems more my speed.
In all honesty, I could probably make all these sorts of kits myself, but I just don't have the time. I'm getting backed up now, between Dr. Device's release and the computer failure(s). Two albums are now behind schedule, never mind all the licensing, and I barely have time for my leisure activities. (It's worth noting that while it may seem I spend an inordinate amount of time snowboarding or windsurfing or going to wineries, this is what keeps me from turning in to a fat, bitter old man. So it's necessity, not desire.)
But that said, I'll probably spend some time making Kontakt kits of stuff I use a lot, and this ridiculous Crumar string synth is the first victim. We'll see how that goes. On the bright side, I don't need to figure out how to convert all my old Halion patches because, well, I don't have them any more.
Oh, And... You probably noticed the new look to the site, so I won't belabor the obvious. Elle decided it was Time for a Change.