Is it possible to configure a large ram disk from within Windows, and then load all the samples of a particular sound, say GIGAPIANO, into ram, and configure Gigastudio to stream the samples from the ram disk? Thanks. Steve [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Then it wouldn\'t matter what the access time of the disk is. The samples I know I want to use would already be in ram. Ram response time is faster than the 8 ms it takes for the disk to respond. Also, the HD could be powered down.
Well and fine. If a PC can do it, please let me know how, as I am looking for a solution. The MASTER of ram disks was the old ATARI 1040 which had a ram disk which wouldn\'t crash when the rest of the computer did, thus allowing you to do what what called a \"warm boot\". The computer would reboot with the contents of the ram protected.
An interesting subject: I never tried that but could work. You can use any ram-disk specific application to create one virtual disk unit out of 1Gb Ram (let\'s say), then open Gigastudio and load the Gigapiano from the .GIG file located into the Ram-disk. That should work with no problems. The question is: will it be convenient to do so? Being not a dangerous operation I suggest you to give it a try. Consider that this trick (if working) will be useful only in certain situation, for example: you need a computer to load just the gigapiano and act as a piano module but the computer does not have fast streaming hard drives.