kitecrazy you suggested I should try K2.
As I said in an other thread, I got a K2.1 for 27 bucks. For a while I was stuck with it without a manual (it does not come with a manual) but finally I got a few instruments going, actually quicker then when I received GVI.
I tried to get on line with NI and download a manual, but no success.
Frankly, I am very much surprised with the sounds from K2. Of course I am missing Gigapulse, and I do not know yet how to add convolution samples to an instrument, so maybe I will be again surprised. My steadfast solidarity to Tascam is loosing ground.
Please, ignore my request if you rather not help, but it would be a great if you could answer a few questions.
1./ I have 2 drives on my machine, 80 gigs, and I am using one of them with GS3 Orchestra for samples only, the other, C: is for the rest (Sonar 6 etc.) I can see that I can import and convert my .gig files into K2 on the temporary basis. If I try to import and convert on the permanent basis, I have to select a drive for instruments and for samples. My C; drive is only 25 % used. Where would you import instruments and samples?
2./ Could you walk me through on just one instrument adding effects? It would save a lot of trial and frustration.
3./ When you (if you) convert .gig files to K2, were you happy with the sounds?
Finally, even if you do not help, you already have helped a lot, and I thank you again for your kindness.
Jamiha, give me a PM if you wish to learn how I got K2 installed and "registered". NI did not answer my question, so I took a chance downloading K2. I am glad I did. I think it is also portable, so I can take it with me to Mexico next year (without a dongle).
Thanks for listening, it is not my favored piece, just grabbed one to try to upload.
First of all, thanks.
I had no problems at all using the instructions coming with the download. My only problem is the absence of a manual and that I am not recognized by the NI Service as a user.
I will try to find someone I can borrow the manual from and make a copy.
I saw one sample from the DVD and did not find it too helpful.
Thanks again, I am chugging along on my own patience.....
My inquiry from NI stays unanswered for 8 days. I sent them a "bump" yesterday.
I can not believe that anyone would dare to do this selling without some form of understanding from NI. It would be an open and shut case for piracy. The website is offering hundreds of softwares on the same basis, a joint action against them would kill their business instantly.
(My wife started to bake the cake with a rasp inside.....)