I use Finale to notate my music. Then I export the midi's from finale, and import them into Cubase. I then make a VST instruments in Cubase and assign them to channels.
My problem is that it sounds better in Finale, with cheesy microsoft wavetable sounds! In Cubase, with Garritan, the music sounds unclear, muddled, and even moreso, my computer slows to a bloody crawl.
My computer is an Athlon Xp+ 1.8ghz, 1gig of RAM, I have an external M-Audio Quattro soundcard - it should be able to handle nine channels of MIDI without going haywire, right?
Anyone have an idea of what's wrong, or know a better method to do what I'm trying to do?