Right now I write alot of music for Jazz Bands, Symphonic Bands, etc. all sheet music on Finale that is then perform by the ensemble, but my aspirations are for music for film, radio, etc. I want to get a sample library and set up a little MIDI studio as I don't have an orchestra at my disposal (wouldn't that be nice!!). Where do I begin with that? I took a couple electronic music courses in college where we used Pro Tools and had synthesizers set up? But sadly I don't remember enough of it, and I didn't do the set up of it, just the programming.
And so what do I need? I really like the sounds of Sonic Implants, East West, and Vienna Symphonic Library (probably in that order) and then I am assuming I need something to communicate with them, THOUGH some of them say that they contain a virtual instrument...can I use pro tools with any/all of them? I have read that Sonic Implants uses Giga Studio, does that mean ONLY Giga Studio? Can I use Pro Tools with Sonic Implants?
With both of these I need a MIDI keyboard, which right now I have hooked up to a USB port to be used with Finale? Will that work with the sample libraries too?
I would greatly appreciate any advice!!