i asked a question on this some weeks ago but was not to the point of being ready to go forward. my apologies to one very nice guy who answered. i am through with my scoring now, and would appreciate your expertise very much.
at this time, my only knowledge is the old historical kind - you create something, you score it on staff paper and hope it will be played. with this software hardware stuff today, perhaps it can be played anyway.
i have completed a work for viola and orquesta. it uses pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, a bass clarinet, horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, cymbal, normal strings, and solo viola. the work has all the things expected - ritards, accelerandos, time signature changes, all the dynamics from pp to sfz. nothing exotic. my goal is to be able to hear my work through a Bose that is plugged into my Mac and used normally for hearing streamed radio.
let's not even assume that i have a Mac. let's assume that all i have is my classical training and the paper score i have written.
please tell me everything i need - starting with the computer, the keyboard, etc. - all hardware needed - plus all software needed - plus an instructor. as specific as you possibly can be, so i will have a shopping list - so that at long last the work can be heard as close as possible to what would be heard on a recording of it by a virtuoso violist and orquesta.
thanks to all of you who respond. this is all new to me.