I\'ve been composing for a few years (using Finale and a roland hardware module) and am looking to switch to a software-based system. I also would like to implement the system in my school lab where I teach composition. Can I get some opinions on what works best for you.
I will be using Finale and MIDI keyboards on Windows XP computers... probably with Hammerfall soundcards, as suggested by someone on this forum. I\'m also considering one of the comprehensive orchestra libraries (VSL or QLSO) for simplicity and quality sake.
SOO..... what else will I need to create great rendered music? Also, and suggestions on:
1) A good sound recording and editing program to record Finale\'s playback as well as edit my live recordings of student performances.
2) A way to interface Finale and QLSO or VSL (do I need a special VST program... I read soemthing about Cubase or Logix somewhere)
3) A program to create professional-sounding CDs of the MIDI music played by Finale and QLSO or VSL
Thank you for any suggestions and feedback!