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    OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    As I sit here reading Sams\' Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours (I got an OEM Premiere 6.0 included with a Pinnacle DV500+ Video Capture system with a very slim non-informative manual), I wonder why no third party company has written a comprehensive Gigastudio book.

    What would it cost Tascam to let someone else do this? A single copy of Gigastudio? I emailed Scott Garrigus a while back (he\'s written some great books on Cakewalk Sonar and Sonic Foundry\'s Sound Forge, two other programs I can\'t live without) and while polite, answered that he really hasn\'t taken a look at the software. Maybe if Tascam approached him we could see a \"Gigastudio Power!\" book.

    I know of Dave Govett\'s Gigastudio Mastery Tutorial CD\'s, but I\'m one of those old-fashioned book readers. (I like curling up in bed and reading a few chapters every once in a while.)

    I\'m sure the developers could \"loan\" out libraries for the author to work with while writing the book, maybe even donate small freebie libraries for inclusion on a CD that would come with the book (G-Town and SAMS Trumpet and NS drumkit come to mind.)

    All-in-all, I think this is a very feasible idea, and I\'m sure everyone here would drop $30-$40 on a nicely written 300 or so page book dedicated to our favorite program. I bet we\'d even volunteer plenty of information to the author.

    Just a thought.

    If someone could copy and paste this to the Tascam forum, I\'d appreciate it. I posted it on there a while back, and no one responded, but maybe times have changed and there are more users who feel the way I do.

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    I\'m with you, SOD. Tis a mystery that this manual remains unwritten.

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    I\'m also looking for a good manual, preferably made by Tascam self, covering the whole GigaStudio. In the beginning I found it strange there were only help functions for brief explanations. The only manual is the installation manual. I think Tascam should really provide a full documentation about their product, for example in .pdf files. It\'s not very good to sell software without proper explanation on how to use it.

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Tascam has said that they would provide a manual for version 3, but felt that, at this point, it wasn’t a good use of resourses to create a manual for 2.x.

    It’s typical for all music related companies for their staff to “diapear” in the weeks before NAMM.

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Originally posted by Bill:
    Tascam has said that they would provide a manual for version 3, but felt that, at this point, it wasn’t a good use of resourses to create a manual for 2.x.

    It’s typical for all music related companies for their staff to “diapear” in the weeks before NAMM.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I\'ve given up on Tascam, I just want them to authorize a third party to make a book for it, not a manual. If I had the time, I\'d think about doing it myself.

    *ponders...*

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Someone mentioned about GS version 3. When will this version come out, and do you have to pay for this upgrade?

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Guys! Forget the manual. Get your hands on the Gigastudio Mastery Tutorial CDROM set by Dave Govett and Kevin Phelan.

    I just got it and seriously boosted my Gigastudio productivity by about 200%. I was floored at how well organized, produced and easy to understand it is. It really helped to glue together several concepts that I thought i had a good handle on but wasn\'t all the way there yet. I\'ve got my assistant studying it and he\'s already doing stuff that I still hadn\'t figured out after 2 years of using giga.

    Very effective, big kudos to Dave!

    Hope this helps...
    Crispin

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Someone mentioned about GS version 3. When will this version come out, and do you have to pay for this upgrade?
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">No one really knows. Hopefully we\'ll learn more after NAMM?.?.?

    It is coming though as I believe some of the new libraries are being developed for Giga 3.0.

    Cheers,
    Ben Ripley

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Originally posted by Crispin:
    Guys! Forget the manual. Get your hands on the Gigastudio Mastery Tutorial CDROM set by Dave Govett and Kevin Phelan.

    I just got it and seriously boosted my Gigastudio productivity by about 200%. I was floored at how well organized, produced and easy to understand it is. It really helped to glue together several concepts that I thought i had a good handle on but wasn\'t all the way there yet. I\'ve got my assistant studying it and he\'s already doing stuff that I still hadn\'t figured out after 2 years of using giga.

    Very effective, big kudos to Dave!

    Hope this helps...
    Crispin
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Can\'t relax in the tub with the tutorial too easily. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] That and book format is still what most people would prefer when they want to go directly to a page, bookmark/highlight key passages, etc.

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    Re: OT: Gigastudio Manual (Yet Again)

    Originally posted by Lee Blaske:
    When it comes down to it, though, I\'ll bet the percentage of people who actually build their own banks in GS is pretty small, a fairly limited market. Personally, I\'ve got other tools I turn to when I need to do my own, custom sampling.

    Lee Blaske [/QB]
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Currently I make my banks in SF2 format using Vienna. Then convert them with CDXtract to Giga. (Since Translator converts SF2 to AKAI, I have to make them in SF2 format anyway, and I\'ve sold a few SF2 sets.)

    BUT, I\'d love to be able to sit down/lay down with the book and glean information. I\'m a book person, I love reading.. My day job is as a PC technician, so I already stare at the monitors for too long as it is, so a book would save my failing eyes some.

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