Thanks a million for having such a useful web-site. I am using the notation-
programme 'QuickScore' and have successfully got it working OK with 'Garritan/Kontakt'. A look through problems experienced by people using other
sequencing-arrangements on your site, came up with the solutions I needed to fire-up my own. Again, thanks.
I find 'Quick Score Elite 12' a bit pedestrian in the sequencing department,
with only 16 MIDI Channels. As a stop-gap, until such times as I can re-jig
my finances (I'm retired), and find the best possible long-term solution, I wish
to wring the most, I can, out of 'Quick Score'.
My stuff is destined, ultimately, to be added to the sound-tracks of video
productions, which are already in existence, but able to be re-edited. Can
anyone out there, see any objection to my using Ulead 'Media-Studio 8 Pro'
for a final 'mix' of Orchestral music. It gives good quality (Subject to sampling-rate settings etc) in all other applications, has almost unlimited channels and requires only a 'bmp' shot of a blank-screen to be put into one video 'track' to fulfil all video requirements (I've been using it that way for years for background audio, etc). The audio-levels are able to be set up in
'rubber-band' mode and automatically mixed during final 'renders'. The
setup I envisage would require 'wav' files as input(s), not much of a problem as long as registration of tracks is done carefully (eg to nearest
1/25th second) at start-points. I envisage using orchestra sub-divided into
'sections' plus whatever added permutations (eg a solo-instrument in a 'concerto' situation), are needed, to make it possible to keep-tabs on
everything. I have several very good track-mixers at my disposal, but this seems the best way for me at the moment. Also, from within 'Quick Score'
my 'Kjaerhus' range of VST-effects is active, plus a dynamic limiter I use to
ward-off distortion at high audio-levels. 'Smart-render' will not re-render anything already in 'DVD' mode, so it is not necessary to re-mix, (and consequently re-compress), all audio.
Basically, as a mid to short-term expedient, will this work? If not, is anyone
able to suggest a sequencer suited to the Classical Orchestra (mainly) at a price which won't bankrupt me. US prices are irrelevant, it's the buying-power of the NZ$ which matter to me, and that fluctuates quite a bit.