Somehow, I seem to have overlooked one simple, and nearly insignificant element : digital audio recording. (Tongue planted firmly in cheek ! ) So, that's where things sit now; just some last minute touches on my template in Logic Pro 9, and we'll be good to go. Unfortunately without it, I'm pretty much dead in the water.
The unforeseen circumstance is the "oil and vinegar" -like mix of Komplete, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5, and Logic. Fortunately, being a Systems Engineer, my troubleshooting and technical skills are quite good.