Firstly, I'm not looking for a hip-hop, 'beat' experimental trip-pop style at all. From Absynth to StringStudio I've tried quite a few here, the best being The Korg m1, which still sounds thin and not-near matching what I'm looking for.
In other words I'm trying to produce a metal album with dramatic, emotional, and majestic strings, brass, flutes, sfx etc.
Looking for the sounds of a workstation like the Korg Triton or M3, but perhaps I need to spend wild amounts of money on a workstation? (shouldn't have to as whether hardware or software it's simply midi banks)
I've compiled examples from some of my favorite 90s metal bands;
Which synths can emulate this grandeur?