I have listened to many offerings in the Music Library here at the GPO forum and have a question concerning what I am hearing. Some examples are done in Notation programs, others are done in Sequencing programs and still others are done in a hybrid Notation to Sequencer combination. Some examples sound extremely realistic on my speaker system while others sound not so realistic (more organ-like in nature).
My question is whether or not the soundcard makes a difference in the final rendition of a piece, given that all else is equal, i.e. good muscial writing and orchestration.
So, when you render a piece from what ever program you have used to create the music, is the final sound of that file influenced by the type of sound card you have or is the file simply rendered in the CPU using the Garritan Samples? In other words, what role does the soundcard have in the sound of the final audio file?
Please don't make this a "my soundcard is better than your soundcard" or my style of writing is better, etc."