I am relatively new to working with VST. I'm not intending to spend on studio technologies right now as I'm a hobbyist. While searching for a "free" vst for a "good" grand piano sound, I came across this: Iowa Piano. The file size for windows-32 bit (340 MB) is much larger than the ones I've used before (approx. 5 - 10 MB). I've earlier made a recording or two using those low end VSTs and didn't encounter any problem in doing so. However, when I'm trying to add a virtual instrument track in reaper from this Iowa Piano sample, reaper stops responding and I have to exit. Also, this VST sample opens 32 separate tracks in reaper when I load it in one. However, I could never see what could be done next as the software always hangs without letting me even see what's happened. I've gone through a lot of YouTube videos and tried changing a couple of settings but could never make it work.
What is causing this problem? How can I make it work?
Could this be because my PC has low specs compared to what's required for these? This is a summary of my PC's specs:
CPU : Intel Pentium-4 (dual core) E5700 @ 3 GHz (core-2-quad, core-2-extreme) RAM : DDR3 4 GB (1 chip) Sound card : Intel HD sound card OS : Windows 7 Professional 32-bit