I'm quite new here so I wanted to get some advice. I'm currently using a midi keyboard to record music (piano only).
I feel I should upgrade so that I can get much better quality than what I'm getting at the moment. Budget for this upgrade: Maybe $1k, maybe $5k.
My current setup:
Kontakt 5 - win7 32 - intel i5, 4gb ddr3 ram, 1TB Sata2 HDD.
Xonar DG soundcard (only valued at $30)
Casio 4200 keyboard (valued at about $200)
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Open-air Dynamic Audiophile Headphones
Sample libraries: Alicia's keys, Galaxy II: Steinway, Vintage D, Vienna Concert Grand, German Baby Grand + Kawai Ex pro.
I was thinking of maybe getting an amp for my headphones... a USB DAC... someone suggested getting an RME.