I use some really CPU-intense VSTi synths and unfonrtunately I only have 512 megs RAM in my computer. One of the big VSTs I am using is a piano library which takes as much as 200 megs all by itself. What I was thinking of doing is recording the piano track, and then converting that to an audio file, and then add the rest of the other instruments. Two questions:
1. Is this a good way to save my precious RAM?
2. When I have completed the song and am ready to convert to audio and burn a CD, will the piano track be degraded because it was, in essence, rendered to audio TWICE?