I have a pretty standard (and cheap) Yamaha YPG 235 digital piano. I really have never bothered to get a new machine because I keep my piano plugged into Garageband via MIDI with the computer hooked up to some nicer speakers. This allows me to use better (more realistic) piano and synth sounds at home.
I soon have to start playing live and I do not have a Mac laptop (only a desktop). I have a Windows laptop and am looking for some utility to simply receive the MIDI, add a better sound to it, and play it back through the laptop live. Quality of sound is really the most important thing right now.
I tried Mixcraft, and although it does work, the latency is terrible and most of the sounds are quite low quality.
What are some useful utilities using MIDI for live performances on Windows? If the world was perfect, a very simple, lightweight program that takes in MIDI, adds the effect, and plays it back out would be amazing. However, I am find with more recording-based environments (like Mixcraft) as long as they work well.
Although usually software recommendations aren't appreciated around SE, in this case I believe it is very useful information for piano players and therefore should be considered.
This live event is a very low-profile, small gathering. I don't make anything from these events, so an amazing performance setup isn't really what I'm after. Just hoping for some way to make the keyboard sound better without buying a new one.