What's the usual go-to for stuff like this?
I have a big ol' M-Audio MIDI keyboard, and I'd like to toss on some keyboard bits. I need two sounds - one being plain old Piano, and the other being that soft, synthy type that like every Dream Theater song has.
I was using this free Piano VSTi and it's not too bad:
4Front Piano Module (Free Piano VSTi)
But I'd like to find something that has both piano and synth, and I don't mind paying for it. Looking in $100-150 range. (I know Steinway has some awesome ones, but I don't play piano or use this type of thing enough to drop huge coin on one).
Check out some of the Native Instruments stuff. Absynth is pretty nice and I use it in a lot of stuff. Though I really don't know how much they cost piece meal. I don't recall any one thing being too expensive.