Hi folks. I am not a composer. Although I own Sonar 6 PE, I don't really do any sequencing any more. I used to in my last band but now I do strictly live playing with an 8 piece show band. I want to start using GS samples for my live playing. I have a pretty powerful rack mount PC system that should provide me all the horsepower I need for live playing. I just bought GVI. I also have GS 3.2.
It seems to me that GVI would probably be a more simplistic and sensible way to use GS for live playing. But being new to this, there are some questions I have:
1. How many individually addressable (thru midi) instruments can I have. I am not talking about memory constraints but rather how many different midi bank/program combinations does it support. Bercause I can not be loading anything in the middle of a gig.
2. I really don't want to use Sonar live because there are no real projects. Sonar seems pretty cumbersome just to support the GVI software. So what is a good alternative to support GVI that would not be as resource intensive as having Sonar up for just that purpose.
3. Since I will only be using GS for live playing situations, my polyphony needs are probably going to be quite low compared to those of you composing complex music. With that in mind, do you think that using GS GVI live will be reliable? Would I want to just consider using GS 3.2 stand-alone for live playing instead? Pros vs cons?
Thanks all for the great support you give to those of us who are still just learning how all of this works.