I am looking into the possibility of using a giga sampled piano (such as the bardstown bosendorfer) with an external midi keyboard with very realistic action. However, I am not sure my hardware will be able to deliver the low latency required to play in real time.
So, first, is there any place I can download a piano sampled in the giga format so I can test my hardware setup? Perhaps a demonstration sample that only covers one octave of the keyboard.
Second, my plan is to run midi cables into my souncard and output the sampled piano through the optical out into a hiFi sound system. But, my card is not GSIF compatible, which means I'll have to use Rewire if I'm using Gigastudio. Is it at all possible to get a low enough latency this way? I assume I'll need something on the order of less than 10ms of latency to play an external keyboard in real time?