Not sure how many groans this will produce but I will try anyway.
I've just purchased a new Roland Hp107 digi piano. All I am interested in is connecting to my PC via either midi cables or USB (the piano has both) and playing other piano samples.
I don't want to mix or record or anything else.
Is there a way to do this without having to buy really expensive sampler software (like gigastudio)? (I realise I may need to buy an expensive piano sample).
Any help very greatly appreciated.
You could buy a piano sample set that has an included Kontakt player - then you wouldn't need to buy "an expensive sampler".
I know of one very good one soon to be released, but I'm under NDA. All I can say there is wait. There are a few out now if you need one asap however. The player will allow you to route your new midi controller to it and play using the piano sample set.