For software I was thinking V-Stack of Forte. (Which ever is more stable)
For soundcard interface I was thinking just the MBox 2 USB since I don't have any onboard firewire 400 ports on the laptop and the PCMCIA slot will be taken.
I have two large stage pianos’ that I'd hope to daisy chain into the MBox.
That's really about it. Does this seem feasible or a simply a fevered dream?If I can't keep this configuration stable, I may have to result to just using the onboard samples on my Yamaha piano (I'd prefer not to though). Any help would be appreciated. I've never tried to setup a live configuration with such large sample libraries like this.
I use VI's live all the time, and have for years. I use a MacBook Pro running Logic. My live rig has been greatly simplified by skipping the whole interface situation, and plugging a Radial JPC into the headphone jack of my Mac.
One more thing... That Mbox is going to suck for live performance. High latency and low reliability with that gadget. It's also not very sturdy, a few gigs and you'll need a plastic bag to carry it around in.
I unfortunently don't have any other options but to use some sorta USB interface like an MBox. I'm up to suggestion. I realize that USB interfaces have this issue though wonder if it's for all or just a few of them.