I\'m not sure where to post this one...there doesn\'t seem to be a general giga discussion forum. Anyhow...
Hello all. I\'m new to the forum. I don\'t yet own giga anything but am seriously consideringing getting into it. I have been a professional/amateur composer for close to ten years now. I primarily have just used .sf2 sounds for soundblasters to do my midi work, but they just don\'t quite live up.
So, *deep breath*, here goes:
1. I\'m looking into just getting gigastudio 32. I don\'t need a whole bunch of sounds at this point, and figure I can upgrade later if I really need to. Any advice against this?
2. I had some guy at a Guitar Center store tell me that you have to have 2 computers to run gigastudio -- one for the program and one to stream sounds from. I have a hard time believing this. With todays computers...I don\'t know. That just sounds silly to me.
I have a Pentium 4, 2.26 ghz with a 60gig hd and 128m of ram. (With a SoundBlaster Audigy Platinum soundcard.) Will my system suffice? Will I have sound glitches or other problems?
3. Are there any good brass samples out there? And I mean good...not just good compared to other midi brass. Why is it that every demo I\'ve heard from giga sounds great until the brass comes in? Then it sounds like a computer trying to fake it!!! Aarrgghh. I would die for a good orchestral trumpet sound!!
Hmmm, I guess that\'s it question wise for now. I\'m sure I\'ll have more.
Any help you can give me would be very appreciated. Thanks so much.