Midi Controlled Software Based, Hard Disk
Digital Sampling System
- Prominy Intros New Guitar Sample Library for Giga: Over 60 GB!
Harmony-Central.com - Gigfiles.com Announces Steinway C Piano Library:
"GigaStudio, Halion, Kontakt, Exs, Soundfont and STS formats..."
Harmony-Central.com - Kirk Hunter Announces New Orchestral Library for
GigaStudio: "On completion, Strings/Brass/Winds is projected at
180GB in size, with a list price for the entire library of $995 US, a
price that reflects Hunter's decision to sell direct from
bypassing the traditional distributor/retailer route. Audio Libraries
expected to ship in late August." (7/30/2004)
- Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ Captured for GigaStudio:
"While the library was originally designed for the forthcoming
version of GigaStudio (v3.0), Shirokuma gave heed to the calls of the
enthusiasts and decided to publish a version of the library for the
currently shipping GigaStudio v2." (12/02/2003)
- Garritan Personal Orchestra
Released. Promoted as "the first affordable orchestral
library, sample player and notation program in one convenient package
at the groundbreaking price of $249.00. This orchestral package
sets a new price/performance standard in the sampling industry."
- Coming Soon... Giga VST Adapter: VSTi wrapper for GigaStudio
2.54 and 3. The program will integrate the World's best known Software
Sampler right into your favorite VST Host. Furthermore, using it with
FX Teleport you soon will be able to run GigaStudio on dedicated
LAN-connected computers as VSTis. No additional audio or MIDI hardware
- Three New GigaStudio Libraries Released: Available from Tascam -
Peter Ewers' Symphonic Organ Samples 2, John Rekevics Saxophone and
Westgate Studios Woodwind Collection libraries (11/5/2003).
Library - New Library Announcements - "Owners of the FIRST
EDITION, whether purchased before or after July 31, 2003, can upgrade
to the PRO EDITION for the VIP price at any time - there will be no
specific period during which the VIP upgrade option has to be
exercised. The PRO EDITION of the Vienna Symphonic Library contains
over 230 GB of data with 360,000 samples.
Quality - Many Users
have expressed a desire to use as many samples as possible on their
Computer at one time. Since it is not possible to include both a
16-bit and a 24-bit version on one set of DVDs (due to the huge
amounts of storage required), Vienna Symphonic Library has decided to
release the PRO EDITION in 16-bit. However, the Symphonic Cube, their
first Hard Disk edition, which is due for release in early 2004, will
offer luxury for everybody. All of the samples will be included in
both 24-bit and 16-bit resolution. Users will be able to configure the
library for optimum audio quality or system capabilities, according to
their needs." And you wondered what to do with those new larger
HD's! Details: Vienna Symphonic Library
- Claudius Bruese String Section Pack
- The complete String Orchestra that fits on one CD - Exclusively
for download or custom CD (iCD) order at www.wizoosounds.com
This sample library pack features
Symphonic String sections with superior sound quality, convenient
section layout, all common articulations and character suitable for
any musical style from classical music to contemporary - at an
economical size of only 540 MB (5/10/2003).
News For February 2003 (2/28/2003).
Sonic Implants Releases More MINI Version of Symphonic Strings:
"The MINI version, shipping on 6 CD-ROMs..." (2/14/2003).
- Q Up
Arts - Voices
of the Aztecs Gigasampler CD-ROM "Add ancient culture to your
music... Voices of the Aztecs is a full compilation of Aztecs
instruments, loops and vocals. These samples were recorded in Mexico
from archeological artifacts. Booklet included offers a cultural
history of the Aztecs. Technical Spec: 44k/16 bit." (2/5/2003).
- SoundEngine.com Announces Accordions and Metal from Michiel Post
HIP.gig - new jazz drum library for Gigastudio from Kevin Moreland
Q Up Arts Announces Producers Composite for GigaSampler
GigaStudio Mastery Tutorial ON 4 CD's for $59.99 MSRP
News For October 2002 (10/7/2002).
New Grand Piano Sample Collection from WizooSounds
ILIO to Distribute Vienna Symphonic
Orchestral Sample Libraries in the Americas Initial
offering to be 45 GB's!!! The DVD Collection, due out by
December 2002, will be Gigasampler native (8/29/2002)
News For July 2002 (8/01/2002).
Symphonic Strings Collection from Sonic Implants (7/31/2002).
Scarbee Releases Light Versions of Bass Giga Libraries
Free Update Shipped to Users of Garritan Orchestral Strings
GIGADAW TK1 (Analog): Pre-configured PC System with GigaStudio 160
pre-installed. A Great Solution to get working
with GigaStudio right away! (7/3/2002)
News For June 2002 (6/18/2002).
Central - Omniman.com Debuts with Three New Sample CDs
- Tascam GigaStudio 32 Review (6/10/2002).
GigaStudio Sound Sample Libraries - Harmony-Central.com:
Special Offers on Tascam's GigaStudio and X-9 DJ Mixer (6/8/2002).
GigaStudio Sound Sample Libraries - Harmony
Central Art Vista Releases Cool Vibes CD-ROM for GigaStudio
Soon! Garritan Orchestral Strings library
- Garritan Orchestral Strings "lite" includes special
version of Chicken Systems Translator! (5/21/2002)
News For May 2002 - GigaStudio
Mastery Tutorial; Garritan Orchestral Strings library + Giga Tips
& Tricks! (5/21/2002)
Conversions: Chicken Systems - Translator
Mac Now Available! (Update 5/18/2002).
Notice: We have just learned - For those of you running
GigaStudio 2.5 on Windows 2000 (NTFS), take notice of your Anti-Virus
Software! When running the Trend Micro FREE On-Line Anti-Virus
Checker, you may receive a False Virus ID. Antivirus.com
will identify NE_SYSDATA.A as being
the hidden Trojan with their Trojan System Cleaner. Trend Micro may be
wrongly identifying your .Gig file associations as a Trojan
Virus. We have alerted Tascam to this and will report back to you with
Tascam's comments (4/28/2002).
Music Technology, Inc. "GigaStudio is a software-based
sampling workstation for Windows computers."
Best of Bolder Sounds for
Gigastudio Ships; 65 sound banks on this double CD custom programmed
for GigaStudio; Listen to 25 MP3 Demos for Preview (4/20/2002).
4-19-02 - Giga
News For April 2002 (4/19/2002).
Destination-Gigasampler-Gigastudio - Translator,
Sampler Conversions (4/8/2002).
- How to Create a GigaSample Multi-Disk CD Set (4/8/2002).
Hard disk drives Real-world applications GigaSampler The Musical
Stream Machine (4/8/2002).
Optimizing Your PC to Run Gigasampler (4/8/2002).
- Tutorials Index
- Rendering Midi to audio tracks in a sequencer
GigaSampler set up
Using the GigaSampler with GFM Samples
Configuring Cubase and Gigasampler
- Awave: Audio File Conversions - Awave
- Sampler Library and Conversion Tool
32 and GigaStudio Version 2.5
GigaSampler Version History - BETA
Version 2.50.42: Supports
Windows 2000 & WindowsXP - Available November 21, 2001 - last updated
November 21, 2001 (11/21/01.) Note: Free to registered
GigaStudio customers. Requires v2.00 or higher. Was BETA Version 2.50.39.
Soon To Be
Announced!!! GigaStudio Version 2.5! Accordingly
we've learned, "Version 2.5 will not be available until the end of
this month." That may only be a Public Beta. We'll have to wait and
Music Technology, Inc. -
Upgrade Price! Special Time-Limited Offer: Upgrade from GigaSampler to
GigaStudio between October 1, 2001
and December 31, 2001 for 50% Off! Windows
2000/Windows XP support with the release of V2.5 free update!
"GigaStudio, Version 1.5 is Windows
98 compatible. It runs identically in both Windows 95 and 98. Windows 2000
support will be available in future releases." And now Tascam owns
it. And so, we wait... When you hear something, please let us know too!
- GigaComparison - Operating System Requirements
- Translate Any Format to .GIG! See: Translator
Debuts with Giga Clean Electric Guitars (11/12/01).
Audio Interfaces Coming from EGO SYS (11/07/01).
E-WDM (Enhanced Windows Driver Model) driver for Windows 2000/ME/98 ...more.
- View to the future (EWDM powerUP)
Link removed (2/2/2003)!
GIGAStation - PCI sampler hardware
providing 8 channel outputs from GigaSampler
EgoSys claims E-WDM is currently
the ONLY solution for GigaStudio under a Win 2000 environment.
Tascam Forum Comments by Administrator,
for a Good O.S. - TASCAM Online Forums (11/01/01).
Harmony-Central.com: Tascam buys
NemeSysMusic (7-24-2001) ...link.
- (July 18, 2001) ...link.
NemeSys Music Technology, Inc. -
Founded in 1996, NemeSys (New Media Systems) Music Technology, Inc.
Press Release Excerpt:
"NASHVILLE, TN (July 20, 2001)... At a press conference at the
Summer NAMM show, TASCAM announced that it has acquired the stock of
Texas-based NemeSys Music Technology, Inc. NemeSys is known for its
popular software-based sampling and music production tools for the PC
platform, GigaSampler and GigaStudio, which TASCAM will immediately begin
distributing under the TASCAM brand name. The company also announced that
it has signed the principal software engineers/previous owners of NemeSys
to a long-term employment agreement in order to ensure continuing
development of the "Giga" platform."
Connections: ReVALVER Plug-In For GigaStudio To Leverage NFX Kernel
Mode DSP Architecture - So what happened? (May 11, 2001)
Sampler Q - Justifying GigaStudio / PC
- Troubleshooting Guide - Sound Card Driver
- The World of PC Recording - View
the PDF Version.
GigaStudio (NemeSysMusic.com) Audio Libraries & Patches /
Malmsjö Acoustic Grand - Piano Sample for GigaSampler-GigaStudio
Samples to Download - New Gigasampler / Patches.
- Sounds - Gigasampler Format
service - sounds and more
Products by Format - GigaSampler
Govett: GigaStudio tutorial CD\Video in the works! GigaSampler
Production The Definition Series About: Sample CDs supports
- East West Audio
Great Libraries! Watch For Specials!
- GigaStudio Libraries - Search: Sounds
Audio Sample Libraries in Giga, HALion and EXS24 Formats
D Media - Diva Classical Female Soloists Sample Library:
Fish Audio: Site
is slow to load! MP3 Demos available. Search by Format.
Giggas Sample CD's - MP3 Demos.
AND TRICKS - How To Mix Digital Audio & Midi.
Special Download Page - Check It Out!
Sounds!!! - A double disc collection for GigaStudio
Coming Soon (4/7/2002)!
Releases Solo Brass Giga Collection (9-12-2001)
Strings Demo - MP3
Brass Demo - MP3
Complete: DC GigaSamples
Davy The Design Firm: GENETICZ & X-SAMPLE CD's
- MP3, WMA & RealAudio.
- Giga Special: Gigs
Converted from Sample CDs & Gigs made by D-Sound Labs.
Studio and Sampler (Currently AKAI Format.)
Orchestral Strings - (16) CD's or (2) DVD's - (09-04-01) ...more.
Orchestral Strings - MP3
Latest: As of 4/27/2002 - A possible new
Update to the GOS Library coming soon! Details to follow!
8,500 Sampled String Sounds featuring MaestroTools™
a Wind Synth for those legato instruments? Yamahasynth.com
Central New Maintenance Kit for WX5 Wind Synths from WindWorks Design
Voice -- SF2 & Gig sound banks. Musical Software audio & midi
plug-ins. Free SoundFonts banks. This looks suspect. No Gig Demos
to checkout. They DO however list Gig CD's.
Sound Collection on CD - See: Gig Collection ON CD.
- Electric Drum-Machines
ALL their CD GIG-collections to receive 25 percent discount!
Sounds from Sonic Implants
Sound Libraries - D/L *.Gig Samples
Garritan Orchestral Strings:
www.GigFiles.com: "Online shop and
delivery service for GIGA, HALION, EXS, Soundfonts, Creamware STS,
Battery and Kontakt sound libraries. Gigfiles.com focuses on large
hi-quality sampler's soundbanks, averaging 120 MB in size."
Miroslav Vitous Symphonic Orchestra -
- Miroslav Vitous
and GigaStudio sounds designed by Kevin
03.29.02: ON-Line Demos.
Directory - Computers Multimedia Music and Audio Software Gigasampler
- Gary Garritan:
SAMPLE CDS AND CD-ROMS
Nepro Synth Patches and Digital Samples
elements for creative media, sound design, sample libraries:
Currently Vacant. Relaunch Scheduled for Spring 2002...
Sound Libraries: MP3 Demos ...more.
Siedlaczek's Advanced Orchestra
- MP3 Library Demos
GigaStudio GigaSampler User site - D/L GigaSamples!
GigaSampler Sounds: New Giga Format Bank “Nylon Ramirez Guitar.”
Sound Labs Buy Sample CDs Online!: 1st
Release, see: Planet
3 Piano (6/18/2002).
Downloadable Multi-samples in EXS24, SF2 and Giga Formats + wav, aiff
or ACID formats. See: Downtown
orchestra loop from the upcoming Downtown Orchestra.
Strings - Basses, cellos and violas from Downtown Orchestra.
Audio Media - High Quality sampling
libraries for Gigasampler.
Professional Sampling CD - DVD:
LPC Electric Distortion and Clean Guitar - Includes over
60 Giga-bytes, approx. 150,000 samples!
Creek - Tools for the e-Musician - Rhodes
Sound Productions - A New World of Sound!!!
- Q Up Arts:
Sample Collections - D/L MP3 Demos.
Real Sound Libraries - ON-Line Demos
Bass Libraries - Currently in Beta for Scarbee Aura Fretless
Sounds - Checkout their Vintage Implants! And new Symphonic
Strings MINI Collection on 6 CD-ROMs! (2/14/2003).
Reality - Home of professional CD ROM sample libraries for
hardware and software samplers.
- www.SonicStop.com: Multi-Pak
Multisample GigaStudio Libraries.
GigaSampler patches - D/L Giga Samples & Instruments.
- Pro Sounds for Connected Musicians
THBS SOUND SAMPLES SHOP -
Doubler Strings - Enhance Your String
SYMPHONIC LIBRARY: Universe of the Vienna
Symphonic Library! DVD or HD? The first and only
comprehensive Orchestral Sample Library on DVD-ROM and hard drive!
Giga clean electric guitars Demos
- They claim to use the latest in acoustic analysis microphones and
progressive programming and sampling. True 3 dimensional sound, no
phasing or sweet spots, no extra speakers!
- professional sample instruments online - Use the Instrument
Finder to pick Giga format. Easy Order
Not reopend yet. Copyright and bandwidth issues being resolved.
Alternate below. (Use RARSoft's WinRAR to uncompress.)
- worra's gigasampler download page
- Warren Trachtman,
GigaSampler Piano & Sample - Steinway Grand Piano
yellow tools I:
- Sample Libraries + Demos and...
- Create your own sampling library,
instrument and MIDI hard and software independent key dimensions
with Key Switch! Key switch
is a MIDI filter and routing application. Key Switch was
conceived and optimized for use with gigasampler.
GigaStudio 160 Configured PC's
Giga User Forums... On TASCAM.com!?!
Gigasampler Users Network on Sonic Control:
Sounds GigaSampler/Studio User Forums:
Online Forums -
User Forums Removed! IS Tascam abandoning Users?
- Tascam Forum Comments by
for a Good O.S. - TASCAM Online Forums (11/01/01).
those thinking of WinXP - TASCAM Online Forums
- "GigaStudio Password Look-Up" Page was
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