we are pleased to inform you that the first efforts of porting the free, opensource Linuxsampler to Windows have begun.
For now we have a preliminary build of Linuxsampler's giga file editor on windows. It's a pretty new application and still a work in progress so it's not yet as user friendly as we would like but the app is coming along nicely.
We post it here as a technology preview in order to gather some feedback and constructive criticism.
gigedit supports the GIG format v2 and v3, with the exception of performance files and convolution reverb related settings.
here is a screenshot:
here you can find the documentation (quickstart)
gigedit is released under the GPL open source license, which you need to agree with when using the application
and finally the application is here:
it is an installer in form of setup.exe which in case of missing gtk/gtkmm GUI libs needed by gigedit downloads them and installs them from the internet.
(basically just klick through the installer's question (next,next,etc).
if you want to contribute to our project give the app a try and tell us what do you think, whether you find bugs, suggestions for improvement and so on.
on linux, gigedit can perform live sample editing directly within the sampler, without needing to save the GIG files each time.
Once Linuxsampler gets ported to Windows, it should allow live editing too.
gigedit can run under OS X too but someone has to compile it for OS X first.
for more information about the LinuxSampler project see here: