User Reviews by KVR Members for Miroslav Philharmonik 2
I was not impressed by the demos at all.
I do agree. Sounds lazy in a way. I bought it, tried it and ordered Kirk Hunter.
These demos sound darn good to me ;)
I got the upgrade because I have a certain affection for the original library and mine no longer worked with my new 64-bit Mac. There were a couple of options to play those samples, but none were very appealing and all cost $$. So I upgraded for $200. I still haven't really explored the thing fully, but at least I have my trusty old MP back, or I should say most of it. When you want that funky expressive sound, it's still of value. I think of those sounds almost like a mellotron- not great sounding by today's standards but a legit "sound" .
As far as the new library goes, well, the new demos make it sound a whole lot better than the first crappy demos. I agree: some serious scripting is needed if these are to come close to the kinds of things that are out there today at a similar price point. The samples themselves might be good enough, but without round robin and decent scripted legato, the library fails to impress. Hopefully the folks at IK are going to address these issues, but knowing how slow they were at getting the old MP ready for 64-bit, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Please note that Miroslav Philharmonik 2 does have round robin, so the above statement/reply contains that erroneous information.
Some patches have some round robbin. You will not find a breakdown from IK explaining which patches have RR, and how much they have, because it would be embarrassing.