I, like I am sure many of the other composers here on the board, have multiple samplers.
In addition to gigasampler I have a couple of E6400\'s and an ESX24. All three successfully read or convert the Akai S1000 format, so every time I buy a new sample library I ususally buy it in this format.
I recently bought GOS and because of the extensive programming and the size/polophony requirements of the instruments (and the fact that it is only available in the giga format), I was happy to buy it formatted for gigasampler.
My question is that, considering I only have 1 gigasampler machine, should I buy LOP in the giga format or wait for the Akai version?
Will there be extensive programming differences between the two? Will I be missing out on certain capabilities if I wait and buy the Akai version? If I do buy the gigasampler format, will I be able to realistically compose making use of the GOS and LOP on the same giga machine or I am going to need another machine?
Thanks in advance...
[This message has been edited by Wacky (edited 03-04-2002).]
We always try to emulate every feature for every version (ie. akai, giga, etc.) however there are some limitations that have to be realized for the S1000. For example, only 4 velocities, no release triggers, etc.
Personally I would use LOP on a giga machine as it was built for giga from the ground up. But the S1000 will work fine also.