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    Giga Studio direct from the source.

    The buzz around Namm this year was definitely GigaStudio160. Many world renown composers, musicians and companies such as Hans Zimmer and Lucas Arts were glued to the Nemesys booth. While many attempts were made to draw these individuals to other exhibits they were all in vain. GigaStudio160 is all that was promised and then some. Users of this forum can congratulate themselves on being instrumental in helping Nemesys create a product inspired by users’ ideas. Nemesys developers paid a great deal of attention to our wish list, as well as posts in the forum.

    What we will do in the following paragraphs is answer some of the questions posted in the forum as well as dispel some other the myths being perpetuated across the web.


    At first glance the interface has more of a windows environment feel. This is great because there is much more information available to you all at once. All windows are resizable enabling you to customize your desktop. One amazing feature we found was the search component of GigaStudio160. It’s an intuitive parsed search engine. Due to the converged nature of GigaStudio160 it is inevitable that users will end up with literally thousands of sounds on their hard drives. This search engine/ librarian enables you to search for specific strings of information. You can search by sound type, embedded details such as composer ,dates, categories , also you can search using modifiers or wild cards. For example we typed strings and all string instruments on the hard drive came up. Then we applied a modifier, we typed “strings not violins” and all strings exclusive of violins came up. We then typed Dave Govett and all instruments created by Dave Govett Popped into view. We could then audition any of these samples before loading them into GigaStudio160. You can see the possibilities that this opens for organizing and auditioning your sounds. With regards to conversion GigaStudio160 is very open ended. It now comes with the ability to instantly convert akai, sound fonts and wavs as well as many other sample formats via third party software. What we mean by instantly is, no longer is there a need to extract and convert sounds. GigaStudio160 automatically detects the sound format on the cd and it appears in the instrument window. From here you drag and drop the sound on a gig channel like any other gig instrument. Another neat feature is the ability to rip wavs from cd and drop them directly onto a gig instrument without the need to go into the instrument editor.

    There is a neat little polyphony indicator which shows the number of notes currently in use. We were amazed to see the polyphony count as a seasoned pianist played the Giga piano. Upon checking the polyphony meter there were over 90 voices in use. That in it self was great but, what truly amazed us was the fact that this sound was being streamed “ OVER A LAN NETWORK!!!”. Which brings us to the point of networking abilities. GigaStudio160 comes out of the box with the ability to be networked. The significance of this is obvious if you have an edit suite with more than one room. You can house all your sounds on one centralized database and access them anywhere on the network.

    A key innovation is the effects and automated mixing abilities. GigaStudio160 comes with a reverberator/muti-effects, Chours/flanger , tap delay/pan. All of which are very lush. We noticed the reverb has a smooth ambient tail , unlike many of the harsh ending software reverbs on the market today. The effects responded with zero latency. All of these effect can be routed in a variety of combinations through the fully automated mixing console.
    The console it self enables you to control level, aux sends/receive, pans and even real-time pitch.


    whew…..this is all we’ll post for now please feel free to post any questions. We realize that we have not addressed the new instrument editor and wave sample editor yet. We will do so soon.

    Stay tuned….

    To set record straight we think the upgrade price for existing gigasampler owners to GigaStudio160 is a heck of a deal. $149 u.s . When you consider the polyphony alone you would have needed two extra site keys just to attain this. Not to mention all of the other features that come with GigaStudio160.

    PaPa Chalk & Desound

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    Re: Giga Studio direct from the source.

    > GigaStudio160 comes out of the box with the ability to be networked.

    Instruments can currently be streamed over a LAN. How is this different?

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    I take it the verb can be recorded by GStudio\'s capture function, or equivalent thereof?

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    Good question Bill previously Giga instruments needed to be resident on the client hard drive. you can now access instruments from any mapped drives in real time. We forgot to mention that while the seasoned pianist was playing, others were accessing the drive for sounds at the same time. The 90 voices already eclipse the former GigaSampler. The speed on the Gigastudio160 is fantastic. Things seem to load/play much faster. \"ZERO LATENCY\" I love the fact that you can audition before loading.
    You had to be there watching this pianist play the giga piano. He was hammering away at the keys he was impressed himself. he did wide variety of songs slow fast rolling. It brought many people to the nemesys booth when he did this.

    PaPa Chalk

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    The fact that you can load other format sounds into giga studio with out converting them.and that sounds can be acessed , organized and stored much easier, Real time direct x effects And the higher polyphony [although I dont think Ill get 160 voices because I just have a pen 3 450] and all the other improvements makes this a crazy deal for $149 from my giga sampler . Im sold , congrads Nemesys , It looks like youve got another winner.

    [This message has been edited by Kenn159 (edited 02-08-2000).]

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    \"It now comes with the ability to instantly convert akai, sound fonts and wavs as well as many other sample formats via third party software.\"

    Nemesys has recently been advertising the GigaStudio as capable of loading/converting ROLAND CD-ROMS (as a built-in function, not as a third-party software add-on). In fact, the latest Keyboard (U.S.) magazine ad for GigaStudio states this Roland conversion ability on the box pictured in the ad! In addition to Roland, the ad shows conversion ability for EMU and Kurzweil.

    What\'s up with this? No more built-in Roland conversion?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mdfmuse:
    \"It now comes with the ability to instantly convert akai, sound fonts and wavs as well as many other sample formats via third party software.\"

    Nemesys has recently been advertising the GigaStudio as capable of loading/converting ROLAND CD-ROMS (as a built-in function, not as a third-party software add-on). In fact, the latest Keyboard (U.S.) magazine ad for GigaStudio states this Roland conversion ability on the box pictured in the ad! In addition to Roland, the ad shows conversion ability for EMU and Kurzweil.

    What\'s up with this? No more built-in Roland conversion?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    sorry for the misunderstanding if you\'ve noticed on the the ad in keyboard, it says \"format coverters in \"addition to the akai 1000/2000 conversion utilities\" (s/convert). Emu, Eos, Kurz, and Roland are
    few of the formats.
    Don\'t worry you will be able to convert roland.

    PaPa Chalk & Desound

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    Here are my main questions:

    ---Have they improved the instrument editor? Can you cut and past regions between instruments? Cut and paste case property settings? batch process the samples?

    ---Do the filters sound any better?

    ---Has the weak signal via capture been addressed, ie, have they at least made it adjustable, beyond the +6db setting?

    ---re effects, are these three the first in a series that will later be sold separately by Nemesys? Will you be able to use directX
    alongside NemFX?

    --lastly, when will it be available?

    thanks,
    arch

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    Are bank change and programm change now supported?

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    Hi Papa,

    What is the hardware platform needed for all of this? As a reality check: what hardware was used in Namm. And we talking 100Mb Ethernet networking, aren\'t we?

    Marketing wise I seems ridiculous to sell the soft for $149 upgrade, when all the studio big-timers are lining up. What\'s the catch here. This sounds too good to be true! Like that free Internet account? :-)

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