Without a GS up and running around here i havent been able to put my hands on and try it out. The alternative, the EMU ultra 4.
Both end up costing the same to me as i need to house the gs on a separate pc.
Have there been any regrets out there?
Will it perform well with loops, drun tracks,
If you work library based, e.g. arranging music, scoring and need fast acess to high class instruments, you schould get an GS. The Front end works fine (Load & Play) and fast.
But If you need to edit sounds (experimental music, dance) and create new ones, I recommend E-4, because the acess to the samples is much faster and you can do really much with the EOS 4! And E-mu has well workung multichannel O˙tputs NOW. The Editing process on GS presently is problematic and works well for library producers like me, but is awful in a music recording/arranging situation
The Best Combination (and of course very expensive) Is to have both...
I had the same choice when buying GS. The akai was no option, because there are so many troubles with it. I liked the EMU a lot, but I ended up choosing GS. Main reasons where the ability to load unlimited length samples (no more looping) and the fact that it is a software. This means that\'s next years version of GS will be much better than the current version.
One of the things that I do\'n\'t like about GS is it\'s user interface. It is worse than most hardware samplers, and some very important things are missing. Saying that, Nemesys is working on a 2.0 version, listening close to the feedback of GS users. I have a lot of confidents in Nemesys that GS 2.0 will be a totally different thing (in terms of the user interface).
Summing this al up, I\'m very glad I choose GS. I can create great music with it, and although it is not as fast working as the EMU, it has a lot more features (in terms of sample editing, for which I use wavelab).
I use GS for all my drums and loops. The timing is perfect.
I think the only way to do it right is to use GS on a seperate computer. I wouldn\'t trust any of the PC sequencers I know (haven\'t tried Logic 4.0 PC though).
This might make you think diffrently this was all done on one computer with giga sampler and Cubase Vst.I understand what your saying Joris
I uploaded two demos by Lac lc Shira.
these snips were done with GigaSampler and Vst.
On one computer with 32 tracks of vocals. It can be done everything on one computer.!!!
I checked reaktor demo these days - absolutely great for sound design and the best: It works simultaneously with gigasampler! But you have to knoe reaktor needs very much resources, so you will get 4-6 voices on 44.1 kHz when using medium complex patches. I think presently reaktor is great to create new sounds and record them to your ausiosystem or to simply sample the sounds and play it in gigasampler..