..........is it true?
GS3 seems to be WAY better than Halion 2 or Kontakt, in terms of using computer's resources. I've made tests on the same computer, using the same sound (instrument).
I know that people notice higher INDICATION of CPU usage in v3 than in 2.54...but in reality:
- GS3 gets higher polyphony than the other samplers
- lower memory usage (for the same instrument/sound/patch)....I know that you can't cross the 1.3GB RAM load limit, but still...
- faster loading time.
I mean....by far!! It's incredible....It has an awesome disk streaming system that is many years ahead of the competition.
I've tried all sort of settings combinations for all the samplers. For example, they ARE setting when GS3 gets lower polyphony that the others, but then the memory usage would be in that case infinitely lower than the others (close to nothing)....You get the point.
Except for a few bugs (which I have no doubt will be addressed sooner or later), the only downside I can see at the moment is the EDITOR. Which unfortunately is so left behind. I'd say it's a joke comparing to Halion or Kontakt. BUT: I think it HAD to be like this to allow high efficiency harddisk streaming.