(sorry for my English) I'd very appreciate your help with Gigastudio.
For a long time I had a strong feeling that all instruments from Gigastudio just don't sound right somehow. Then I found the problem - when I work with any GIG instrument, all sounds (in recordings or when I release a key of MIDI keyboard) allways fade out in a very unnatural way. This is propably due to simple linear release curve instead of use of logarithmic. I've tried many release time and curve tweakings, but nothing helped at all.
A few days ago I found some of my very old WAV temporary sound sketches on my harddrive, recorded about seven years ago with an old hardware Akai sampler and some with old version of Gigasampler (1.0 or so). I was totally surprised as they all sound 80 percent better and smoother than anything done now with Gigastudio 2.x. All the sounds decay soo naturally, just absolutely perfectly. The difference is like night and day.
For curiosity, I've converted some GIG files to SF2 and loaded them into Sound Blaster Live, which I've never used for sampling and I was surprised again. It sounded very good, the decay (release) was very natural, maybe not as perfect as in Akai S1000/Gigasampler 1 recordings, but very good, miles ahead of current Gigastudio 2.x. I've tried to find out something on this topic and it seems it is due to sampler engine's use of linear release of dying away sounds (bad sounding) instead of logarithmic (which sounds natural).
Otherwise, I am very satisfied with GS and I don't want to swich to another sampler, especially to soundfonts. I hope I am missing something and there is a way to switch to natural sounding release curves in GS. I've also heard many commercial demos of GS libraries which definitely had that natural logarithmic sound decay and sounded great, and not the linear one (for example in VOTA demos), so there must be a way..
I would be surprised if some very old version of Gigasampler and an old Akai sampler have perfect release curve and newer Gigastudio not. That doesn't make any sense. So I hope I am missing something and I would be very grateful if someone puts light on it. Thanks.