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    Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    Is there any difference and real version to convert gig files of instruments that load and work well to gs3 format?
    I tried with one without apparent difference at first sight.

    Any opinions?

    yang

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    Re: Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    You will get faster pre-loading.

    You can change the compression settings and create more efficient files if that is needed.

    You can use new features to redesign instruments.

    For instance, if you have a GIG file which features both UP and DOWN bows, then you can program a GigaStudio 3.0 version to combine the two articulations into one instrument with Round Robin dimensions to switch the bowings automatically on repeated notes.

    You can program GSI files, which are like GSP files except limited to the loading of a single MIDI channel. These are excellent for custom routing GigaPulse instances to specific behaviors, etc.

    So, in essence, you can create some really advanced Giga 3.0 content for yourself from 2.x libraries which have lots of raw material.

    GOS, Sonic Implants Symphonic libraries, VSL, Dan Dean...almost any Giga 2.x content can take on as many new features as you're willing to program.

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    Re: Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    And for people who don't want to program anything, the advantage is the first one that Bruce listed: faster pre-loading, and more efficient RAM usage.

    The disadvantage is that you can't take it back into GS2.5. Then again, why would anybody want to?

    -JF

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    Re: Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    Seems worth. Thanks.

    yang

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    Re: Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    I think ... -- gigs in 2.5 format load FASTER in gs3 than the same gigs in 3.0 format. So faster loading is not a reason to convert a GS 2 file to a GS3 file.

    It's true that the PROGRAM gs3 loads gigs significantly faster than gs2.5 -- but gs3 loads a gs2.5 file faster than it loads the same file converted to gs3.

    If this is clear ... and if it's accurate (!) ...

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    Re: Why to convert instruments files to GS3 file format?

    And after convert to GS3 file format, we can use QuickEdit and save as GSI file without having the system crashed

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