What is the best way to process a piano sound to achieve the profession/commercial sound. The piano libraries are PMI Old lady, and Vintaudio C7 Yamaha, both GS3 versions. I have my GS3 computer hooked via SPDIF to my sequencing computer.
What kind of plug ins and EQ's to use. I use Cubase SX 2.0, I also have Ozone 3 (isotope mastering plugin). Then I have some free stuff like glaceverb, SIR, Ambience reverb, etc. I also have soundforge 7 and sony noice reduction and CD architect. Shoudl I EQ at the GS3 level or at the Cubase level. Way too many controls as I am learming the tecniques of mastering.
Is it possible to achieve the profession sound using these modules or do I need something like Waves stuff (but! Waves is way out of my budget).
Thanks for any input here. If you can give as much detail as possible.