Hello, first time here. Been lurking around to get some information and most of it is way beyond me. I have a new Kawai CA51 and would like to be able to use more piano sounds. I am especially interested in the Sampletekk RainPiano and Harpsichord since I am interested in Scott Joplin and some Bach and Mozart. So far I have tried the Cantabile Lite and some of the free plug-ins. Computer is a 6 year old P4 with (soon) 1.5GB DDR PC2700 memory, WD 80GB HD, SB Audigy4 sound card with ASIO2. Is this computer capable of keeping up with the midi info in real time, like when I play? I have the extra memory and a USB A/B cable on order so far.
Other issue is I really only want to use this for playing, not to mix or record or manipulate midi files. I was looking at the Halion Player, is this good enough to just do real time playing with the Sampletekk plug-ins or is there a sampler that I can use with the plug-ins that is more economical or simpler (read more computer efficient)? The Cantabile does about what I really need to do if I can get the piano sounds I want. It is not that price is much of an issue, I just don't think I need all that software to do real time playing only. I just play for myself, not for audiences, etc.
Thanks for any help.