I\'m a long-time Mac user who\'d like to get into using GigaStudio. A friend offered me a PC very cheaply, which I\'m considering using as a dedicated sampler. I\'m not sure if the PC in question has the horsepower for this purpose. It has a Celeron 400Mhz processor and its own 19\" monitor.
Would any GigaStudio/PC user be so kind as to tell me if that\'ll cut the mustard and how easy it is to interface that box with a G3/450 Mac running Cubase, etc. with a MOTU 2408?
400MHz isn\'t enough. The minimum requirements for GS160 are at least an 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon 800MHz according to the box.
I don\'t know about the MOTU 2408(mk3?) but they claim GSIF compatibility on their website - if it\'s already stuck in your Mac, you need another GSIF soundcard in the PC. Plus some way of physically routing MIDI out of the Mac and into the PC, since I didn\'t see any MIDI ports on the MOTU.
For fundamental PC Giga info, read these Tascam links:
I have to disagree
800 was the recommmended speed when giga studio was released not the minimum.
I run gigastudio 160 with a pen 450 and it works fine,.
The only thing is I can only get about 96 voices polyphony not 160.
I\'ll second Ken159. I have an old PII-450 that can do about 90 polyphony. It can bog down though if you run a sequencer also. Giga really is much happier on a faster machine though and even nicer on several. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]