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    How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    Yes, I\'m toying with idea to get Kompakt. Not necessarily to
    replace my Gigastudio ( which I still like, althought it\'s
    testing my belief too many times!) but use it together.
    Can Kompakt/Kontakt properly convert keyswitches, mod-wheel
    crossfades etc?

    Do I have to convert all my Giga files to Kompakt format or can
    it play them straight without converting?

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    Marco,

    if you buy Kontakt, you will need v1.21 to convert from Giga To Kontakt. It\'s better to convert in the standalone sequence, save it and then use the save filed (nki) file as you load it as a dxi let us say in Sonar 3.0 Producer. Some keyed effects don\'t work along with a few crossfaders. Your sound developer should offer support here but it may cost you..


    Alan Russell

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    Thanks Alan,
    Actually I\'m more keen on Kompakt than Kontakt
    now, but maybe later would upgrade to Kontakt!
    This is damned; I\'m forced to update only
    to Sonar 3 Studio Edition instead of Producer
    because upgrade price is shocking; from Sonar
    to Sonar 3 PE 420 eur!!!
    Yes, you yankee boys get it at 229 USD and I
    have to pay almost double. Otherhand, Sonar 3 SE
    upgrade is 150 eur (us price 99USD) which is
    more reasonable. Sad is that I lose VSampler 3
    but I\'m thinkin\' to replace this lack with Kompakt!

    Yes, Kompakt looks good and heh really kompakt
    sample layer with good set of sound, but what
    I have heard it wouldn\'t convert properly complex
    giga files(neither would Kontakt too).
    That\'s sad because I\'m coming little bit
    frustrated with Gigastudio; gigaedit crashes,
    sometimes crashing with BSOD, notes hanging.
    I\'ve been loyal to Giga but too long waitin for
    GS3 and so on; maybe it\'s time to move on!

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    I read somewhere that VS3 can\'t stream from disk, althought they
    promised DFD at version 3.1! But you know promises, promises...
    who can keep them? Included soundware with Sonar3/VS3 is
    nothing spectacular as I heard!

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    According to my experiments, Vsampler 3 isn\'t too great with Giga sounds anyway. It\'s very inefficient.
    So it\'s no big loss for you anyway, unless you were going to use other sounds.

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    Marco, Kontakt is most amazing for everything except importing complex giga files. Maybe the lastest Update(1.5 due this week) will fix that.If not,I`ve heard Halion 2.02 is great at importing .gig files, X-fades and all. Maybe one day NI will get there act together in this respect [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ..Best, Rich

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    Re: How good is Kompakt playing/converting Giga sounds?

    Remember that Kontakt has no Patch Change mechanism. If the Giga instrument you want to convert isn’t setup with a dimension controller (key switch) you’ll need to spend a lot of time building them in Kontakt..

    At this point Translator and CDExtract do a MUCH better job of converting Giga to Kontakt.

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