Not everybody can drop cash on big libraries with massive orchestra. We all start somewhere. Same for me.
I have used many of these instruments and softwares, that they are capable of first hand's cinematic experience for any beginning composers. If you need demos I can show you where they were used in my music.
I thought of creating this post ever since Ectisity won this year AIM. He proves that people can start out with literally nothing and still best at the game.
And this list
I would like to say for a solid orchestra library with fully equiped instruments of all kinds, including choir, that is ProjectSam Orchestra Essentials 2 $329. Or lightweight orchestra + choir, Sonuscore The Orchestra $375. Or Spitfire Masse, $349. Or minus the choir but with solo brass and winds, NI Symphony Essentials $399. Or EW Symphony Orchestra Silver for $199.
These are high quality and most economic orchestra library. I'd recommend one of the first two if you need full patteles of instruments. Symphony Essentials for the full sets. Masse for instant scoring. And EW SO for tight budget.
GRID II $49
Ambius Prime $149
EDNA Earth $169
Altthough all of the libraries listed above are available in Kontakt Player, I'd recommend you to get full Kontakt version. It will allow you to use many free and high quality instruments.
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Have a good day.