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    GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Our third in a series of GOS \"Meet the Artist\" Interviews will feature Dave Govett. Dave was the very first person to use GigaSampler and he has been with Nemesys before GigaSampler hit the shelves. Dave is a world-recognized expert on GigaSampler/Studio and knows this amazing sampling technology better than anyone. He is also a gifted composer and it is an honor to have him as our guest.

    We are now inviting questions for Dave from forum members. If you have any questions you would like to ask Dave; if you want to know about the beginnings of GigaStampler, getting the most out of GS, tips & techniques, or anything else; please post your questions here or email them to me at [email protected].

    Once we gather your questions, they will be presented to Dave and we will then post his responses in interview form.

    Thank you for your interest and participation. Let the questions for Dave begin!

    Maestro Gary

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hi Dave! I was wondering if you could give us a hint of things to come with Gigastudio. What developments are happening for future releases?

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    While at Nemesys, when did you think giga finally \"took off\"?

    Where do you see Sampling in the near future?

    In the not so near future?

    Why do you think Giga seems to have been \"picked up\" by (maybe just vocal) orchestral composers and not by other composers who use hardware samplers?

    Are there any things you see in Gigastudio/sampler that you look back on and think you would have tried to get the team to do differently?

    What do you think are the limits of samples/sampleplayback?

    What do you think of Physical Modeling?

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hello Dave,

    Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

    I am curious about the scoop of your upcoming Giga tutorial. Since you have been part of the developing team for the software, will you go into details such as: How the response curves actually work considering the sample amplitude, sample attenuation, and midi velocity?

    At the moment I always wind up trying every possible alternative, before choosing a setting.

    Also: Will you include information about how the midi numbers in the frequency settings for filters correspond to actual frequencies?

    A tutorial that would shed some light on the inner works of GigaStudio would be great. A lot of the work in programming an instrument is pure empirical work without this information.

    Any other info about the tutorial would also be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Hans

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Dave,

    Could you give us a quick synopsis about your past experiences with music technology and how you came to be one of the giga gurus?

    Also...

    Here\'s the old standard: Just curious what\'s running in your studio and why you like to work with that specific equipment? (how many giga machines and how they\'re set up; other samplers (BLASPHAMY!!); sequencer/audio program; board; controllers; etc.)

    And...

    I had read somewhere that your live demonstrations of GOS at NAMM were pretty amazing. Could you share some of your techniques for getting the most realism out of a live performance using GOS and other giga libraries.

    And finally...

    WWWHHHHHAT is your favorite color?!!!

    Thanks in advance, Dave. Looking forward to the tutorial. And thank you Gary for setting up these interviews - I enjoyed reading the replies of your previous guests.

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for participating in the Forum. These interviews have been very helpful to many of us.

    First, let me say that Gigasampler technology is one of most exciting advances for composers in years. Your work with Nemysis will allow many composers to make a better living by making better sounding music, and that is a real contribution. Thanks!

    My question is:

    Are there plans for any Giga seminars? It would be great to get an intensive over a day or 2?

    Thanks Again,
    Garius Hill
    Musecycle Media

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hi,
    Since alot of GS users have a dedicated Giga computer it would be nice if there could be somekind of network solution for connecting the GS computer to the Sequenser computer.
    Is that something possible and something you are working on?
    Maybe something like Steinberg´s VST System Link.

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Firstly, congratulations on your work developing the Gigasampler / Gigastudio. This is indeed a very exciting time to be in midi music production! Having come from a background of constantly worrying about memory and midi channel limitations, Giga is a total God-send!

    Can you share with us some of the background story behind the invention of Gigastudio?

    Do you realise that Gigasampler / Gigastudio has got to be the biggest, most important step forward in electronic music production since midi? If not, that\'s at least how I feel about it!

    Gigasampler gave us 16 midichannels, then Gigastudio gave us 64. Can the software ever be expanded to include more midi ports?

    Gigasampler did not appear to me to be a quick overnight success, but now seems to have really taken off. Personally I felt a lot of high end users were initially very sceptical. Were you surprised that it\'s acceptance by midi users was so gradual?

    What type of work are you now involved in?

    Was there a favorite period of time you look back on during Giga\'s early days?

    Thanks!

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hi Dave,

    It is probably a mutual feeling among most PC users that Windows is a sad excuse for an OS for multimedia.

    Was there ever a time that you thought to go with the Mac OS instead of Windows? If so, what prevented you?

    Have you ever had dreams of creating an OS/sampler/sequencer stand alone that would meet the multimedia user\'s dreams. (There are a lot of stand alone hard disk recorders but never have seen them integrated with a midi sequencer and sampler and OS in one package).
    I for one would buy such a package of OS, sampler and sequencer if I knew it would be stable.
    Any plans for such a project?

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    Re: GOS Meet the Artist: Dave Govett: Questions from forum members invited

    Hi Dave.
    Please say something about the Tascam buy-out of Nemesys. What are Tascam\'s motives and directions for the product as you see it? Are there plans for a Gigastudio embedded system (ie. hard-disk recorder, or DSP card, or stand-alone sequencer, etc)? How much development is going on in Montebello?

    Thanks very much!

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