I need some advice here about how and what I should get into my \"virtual\" studio.
I want to publish my orchestral works (symphonies for BIG orchestra and smaller works for string quartets etc.) on CD\'s. However, I also want to be able to mock-up and publish my friends pop/techno etc. songs.
Btw. I have GigaStudio already so I\'ve decided to use that, but I\'m not sure if I should or need to buy also an hardware synth/sampler.
What kind of PC do I need to be able to play full scale symphony (think Mahler or Brahms) through Gigastudio with low latency?
I know that I need a lot of RAM, possible 1GB of it, true? But I\'ve no idea of what soundcard or CPU/Motherboard would be best suited for such heavy duty.
I also need to buy myself another monitors, so advice on that would be great.
Almost forgot to ask what libs I should get, I know that Garritan Orchestral Strings are must (or what?). And I defiantly need VOTA for my choral works (I think). What more?
My budget is from $5k to $10k, however I want to do this as cheaply as possible.
Ps. If I\'m forgetting some vital information, let me know and I\'ll post it.