I have had couple moments of buyers remorse with Albion V. But only for moments. I need to explain Spitfire Audio's Albion range for the reasons to make sense. There are five different Albion libraries. They are numbered but larger number doesn't replace lower number. It complements earlier libraries. Albion One is the base library which gives you basics of orchestral libraries. Albion II gives smaller and quieter tones and following libraries give something earlier didn't have or went further than earlier. Everything after second has gone to more extremes.
Spitfire Audio says Albion V is recorded at the edge of silence and they really mean it. This sounds really cool until you start to mix some of the articulations with something far less dynamic. I used Albion One with The Last Jedi review. I didn't have similar problems with it. But it wasn't recorded at the edge of silence. Albion V complements Albion One and Albion II. It goes further than those and that is not useful in every possible situation.
Youtube videos of Albion V use it in situation where it is useful. You just have to use it in those situations. Albion One and Albion II are there for other situations. I believe it is good library as I learn where I can use it. On their own articulations sound great. It is just that they should be used in places where other sounds let them shine. I had couple moments of regret until I figured out what I could use and how to get quieter sound stand in the mix.
Even if every articulation isn't useful in every situation Albion range has more to offer. There are percussion, loops and steam band pads. Albion V also has its version of Evo Grid. I haven't tried it yet. Steam band's eDNA sounds have been enough for evolving pads. Talking about pads. I just bought amazing synth for pads. It is AIR Vacuum Pro.
I have been interested about it earlier but I thought I didn't need it. It was on sale for little over euro. I just had to buy it. With that price I wouldn't regret even if I didn't use it after trying it once. I like it so much that I had to use it on next video. Original plan was to do it with Albion V. I found just perfect sound for the video from Vacuum Pro. I had to use it and I run into problems because it is not as dynamic as Albion V's orchestral articulations.