I am new to this forum and was hoping someone might help me with a few queries I have before purchasing the Garritan Personal Orchestra. It appears to be a fantastic package which (along with the bundled software) hopefully covers the criteria I am looking for (which I have outlined below). I have an Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz with 256Mb RAM (hopefully adding another 512Mb shortly) as well as a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-170 for MIDI input.
My intention is to:
1) Record in real-time into Overture SE, using my Clavinova as the MIDI input device, then,
2) Edit any rogue notes and tempi where necessary using the score window, then,
3) Export the cleaned-up MIDI file to Cubasis VST4, and finally,
4) Burn the edited track straight to CD using the Steinway Piano sample included in GPO.
Sounds simple enough, and this is essentially what I am looking to do, but would anyone be kind enough to advise me as to whether in their experience this is all feasible, or are there certain spanners I will find lurking in the works. While my Clavinova is a fairly nifty bit of kit, I don’t have a mod wheel (as far as I know) and my internal soundcard is just a standard Realtek AC97 device.
Also I am hoping that the bundled software will meet my needs and I shouldn’t need to buy Sonar, Cubase etc. Can anyone help with the couple of points below.
1) Does Overture SE include the full punch-in/punch-out real-time MIDI recording functions that the full version possesses? This is an important point for me, as I shall be doing most of my recording like this.
2) When burning to CD from Cubasis, will the Steinway sample automatically translate all the MIDI information my Clavinova has sent, or would it need to be re-fed through a mod wheel (or whatever) in order to get an acceptable degree of expression?
Thanks for any advice you can give