I have had to ban sustains from my compositions. The reason why is perfectly exhibited in the fact that, once again, last night I was happily playing away on a electric piano patch, forgetting it was coming from GigaStudio..... suddenly, after a few bars, clicks and pops lept out at me, weird erroneous notes jingled and jangled and the whole machine died.....
all that from keeping the sustain pedal held too long.
I must confess Neal... you\'re right there was some quite excessive sustain going on last night. But I\'ve a couple of compositions where I\'m looking to create that cloudy harmonic mess which results from such excessive use of the sustain pedal... neatness no... wall of sound yes. Hence krrrplonk dead machine hmmm reach for reboot. I\'ve tried mimicing this through reverb but that just sounds like reverb... plus it\'d be a real bonus to just be able to play it live straight from giga.
Yes, note stealing at about 160 is pretty clean. However, if you happen to flood Giga with a lot more than 160 notes Giga performance really crumbles. The note stealing becomes audible with loud ticks and response overall becomes erratic. Substantial latency and notes that hang on after keys are released are common if you really push beyond the limits. Does anyone remember how remarkably smooth the old K250\'s note stealing was? You could get an awful lot out of a mere 12 notes! Not that I\'m suggesting we go back.