I have a problem with GS and the GigaPiano (and other large sample instruments such as AO violin etc).
When I play a note and hold it down, after the note has sounded, another note comes on to replace it, then another. Sometimes, two notes will alternate. However, the Midi light on the GS main panel does not light up - so it does not seem to be that other midi messages are being sent. This is also supported by the fact that only one note at a time is heard - random midi messages might swith on other notes, but they would be unlikely to switch of the one currently playing.
What it really sound like is random samples being played by GS, as if its map of the layout of the samples on the hard disk has become corrupted and so instead of sticking to one sample it is playing bits of several.
If I hold down two notes then exactly two notes will sound until I release the keys, but it will be a random sounding sequence for each note.
Am I going to read the fateful words hard disk incompatibility?
My system is as follows:
GS version 1.6.
Pentium II 450 MHz with 512 cache.
384 MB RAM.
10G UDMA 7200 rpm hard drive used by GS.
10G UDMA 7200 rpm hard drive used by Windows.
Sequencer runs on another computer.
The computer on which GS runs is a brand new system, configured by the shop for GS. I do not have any docs for the hard drives, so I do not know the make or model - I am sending a mail immediately for more info.
you don\'t have gs and windows on different drives do you? if so this could be your problem. usually people with two drives use one for programs (windows,gs,cubase) and one just for audio files and .gigs
Internal Transfer Rate (min) N/A Mbits/sec
Internal Transfer Rate (max) 188 Mbits/sec
Formatted Int transfer rate (min) N/A MBytes/sec
Formatted Int transfer rate (max) N/A MBytes/sec
External (I/O) Transfer Rate (max) 66.6 MBytes/sec
Avg Sustained Transfer Rate 8.5 MBytes/sec
Average seek time, read 9 msec typical
Average seek time write 10.5 msec typical
Track-to-track seek, read 1.3 msec typical
Track-to-track seek, write 2.1 msec typical
Full disc seek, read 18 msec typical
Full disc seek, write 20 msec typical
Average Latency 5.56 msec
This sounds identical to the situation I am experiencing. I have tried every trick I know, including those suggested here (DMA on, Virtual memory off) and I\'ve been on the phone for two straight days with Nemesys. All to no avail. No one there seems to know why the Gigapiano is not loading properly. If anyone has any new ideas, let us know!
I do not have this sort of problem. But I have had situations where GS was completely confused and played strange notes. This happened after some extensive editing and was ok again after closing down the computer. There are bugs and GS can get messed up with its memory allocation. I do not feel that this is a harddisk problem. Sounds more like confusion in memory allocation that is provoked by some hardware/software combination that you are using.