Ok, let´s do it! I am opening this topic for people who own both K2 and GS3 and want to participate in an interesting discussion. Here are the guidelines:
1 - Choose a .gig patch. Converting it using Kontakt batch conversion.
2 - Set Kontakt and Gigastudio maximum polyphony to the same values. (remember that Kontakt counts stereo voices and Giga counts mono voices! Then if you set 256 max in K2 you must set 512 max in GS)
3 - Load the patch in Gigastudio. Write down memory usage by using Ctrl+alt+del, then summing the size of Gigastudo.exe and msg32.exe. Then test for maximum polyphony and write the results down.
4 - Do the same with Kontakt. Watch out for Kontakt´s memory usage. If it is a VST then you should watch for your sequencer´s memory usage.
5 - Share your results. Don´t forget to post you computer´s specs and the libraries used!
The idea is to benchmark GS3 and Kontakt2 performances when using the same libraries, regarding memory usage and polyphony.
Now, here are some RULES:
1 - Please, participate only if you own BOTH samplers.
2 - No giga-maniacs or Kontakt-maniacs allowed in this discussion. Extremists are BORING, and are not welcome in this topic. Besides, we are looking for FACTS, not opinions.
3 - If you don´t have some numbers to post, then don´t post at all. We are looking for FACTS, not opinions. (don´t mean to be repetitive, but... )