I've been looking at it recently with a view to buying it but something is putting me off which hopefully, someone might be able to shed some light on.....
1.Does it have a 'sound'? Every time I hear an audio demo of it ( and a lot of NI products ) there's this, very modern 'sheen' plasticky sound which always becomes apparent to me and I'm not a fan of it. Now, in theory, if I'm using my own sounds & samples, you'd think that wouldn't happen? Does it impart a sound or is what I'm hearing from the sample library and its stock sounds?? Is it the efx on it?
your correct about the slight sheen, but mostly its factory content(don't have sample packs as i sample a lot external for contrast ), i guess their in-house mastering engineer is to blame for that. Ni does have a different somewhat aggressive sample interpolation across their whole line then other developers, its German after all
not as relaxed as say Arturia, Roland. This isn't a hinderance and its very minute but its there... however its very easy to manipulate or calm
aside that its general sound is clean, digital and faithful to what you put in, and the plugs are great.