8. Why are samples so cheap? Maybe their quality is bad?
Larger samplers employ more professionals who have to be paid. The recording equipment is very expensive and a lot of expensive software is needed to make the sample. In addition, the market is small, a sample set is not a mass item, few buy it. Therefore, sample sets are expensive. My samples are cheaper because this is not my money making activity for me. This is my hobby. I make the samples alone and I don’t pay myself a salary. But I have to buy microphones, software, I have to travel, etc., so my samples are not free.
There is a little truth in your question. When I started making the sample I didn’t have good microphones yet and I didn’t have any practice. So these samples are definitely of lower quality than the ones I’m making lately. But quality should be judged by the buyer, not the seller.