Ok....so I have been hemming and hawing about whether I am going to buy either the Professional or Standard version of this software....or if I am going to buy it at all....and I am just getting more and more overwhelmed...
My gear: I have a Lenovo with tonnes of hard drive space...right off hand, I don't know what kind of sound card I have, though. I have an 8-channel Presonus Firepod connected via firewire cable, so a midi connection is no problem. As for software, I have Finale 2008, and Adobe Audition 1.5.
I have an old upright piano that just isn't what I want for my recording...and I am just not willing to go out and buy the Roland V-Piano (whenever it comes out) to have an extraordinary piano sound.
I guess I have a couple of questions:
1. Is the Garritan Steinway software compatible with my existing recording software?
2. Will I need to update my hardware?
3. How is the hardness/softness with which I press a key on the synth handled by the software, or will I need another program or set of complicated processes to make the eventual piano track sound realistic?
Any help that anyone can give would be amazing!!