What do y'all think?
I got an outstanding deal on GS3 Ens, which I now have (could not pass it up), but I have not figured out what to do with it yet. I have gone through the upgrade wars from GigaSampler, to GS2.2 on up to GS2.5 and everything is working fine now (and I would like for it to stay that way). I could install it in the main DAW, but I hear it is a bit of a CPU hog, so that may not be a good idea. I could install in a slave that has GS2.5, but I am not sure I want to do that. It seems GS3 is a "nice to have" for future developments, but it would be a waste just to have it replace something that already does the job minus a few extra nice features. Currently my most powerful slave is for synths and VST(i)'s, but it has no GSIF card, thought I could host GS3 as a Rewire device. Or I could just spring for a new computer and have it as a stand-alone host slave for GS3. And I am not really looking forward to going through the whole installation-registration-verification-upgrade (directly to 3.12??) run-around. (I want to install and forget, if possible)
So, any advice from "out-there" from those of you who have been fighting through all this? What do you think I should do? Any particular gotcha's or dire warnings I have not yet heard about? Any particularly good threads I may have missed? Any "your best bet is to..." comments?