I am writing music for piano, using the Garritan Finale instruments (which include a basic Steinway version, certainly good enough for composing purposes) as a VST instrument in Cubase Essential 4 (as a MIDI sequencer, not rendering them to audio)
once I'm finished I'll be going to a studio with ProTools to overdub other instruments and mix and master a CD - can the Garritan Steinway Pro (which I intend to buy and apparently can be installed 4 times on different computers - correct?) be used with ProTools in such a situation?
Specifically - can ProTool then play a MIDI file (including all MIDI events such as sustain and sustenuto) and render the Steinway Pro sounds to audio?
If not, what would be the best way to achieve this?
Thanks in advance for any info and suggestions (and please be as clear as possible - I'm not very familiar with virtual instruments and their use)