Today, I went through my orchestral samples and setup an orchestral template, for the purpose of composing for orchestra, using Sonar. I previewed each sample type, choosing those that sounded acceptable. I wasn't using a sample library, instead I was using samples in a Roland orchestral sound expansion module, the M-OC1, and also some samples in my Alesis Quadrasynth Plus. I've created a template in Sonar that lists all of the 'OK' patches for orchestra. I have them arranged vertically as MIDI tracks, in the same order as an orchestral score. I've got multiple choices for most instruments. I'm excited about working with orchestral instruments. I have very little familiarity with instruments like the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, to name a few, and I'm looking forward to this learning experience. I'll compose in basically two stages- 1st stage will use the M-OC1 and Quadrasynth. When I'm happy with that arrangement, I'll transfer over to Kontakt 3's Vienna Symphonic library, ...and do a lot of tweaking. Presently, I am getting too much latency with K3 for real-time playing. I could use a faster PC.