Hi. I am thinking of upgrading my GigaSampler1.6 to GigaStudio. But I am afraid my P3-500 can\'t run GigaStudio fast enough. Does anyone know about the system requirement for GigaStudio? Thanks in advance.
[This message has been edited by Ryo (edited 05-10-2000).]
You should be able to get about the same polyphony performance on your system with GigaStudio as you get with GigaSampler, using the same sounds, etc. The effects and increased number of mixer channels will of course increase the CPU load, but on your PIII 500 system the most demanding effects are still only approximately %5 CPU per stereo effect instance, yet deliver superb quality and zero latency that rivals the very best hardware effects. To my knowledge, the NFX are the world\'s first zero latency host based effects.
Hey Jim Van Buskirk, what are you basing
that information on? Last I heard was that
a P3-600 was supposed to be sufficient for
gigastudio w/160 poly (additional effects
would probably require more though, so better go with 700mhz (or overclock the 600 anyway).). I would guess that the poly would
decrease with 32 and 64 midichannels, but
remember that a p2 233mhz was enough to run
gigasampler with 64 notes of poly.
The p2\'s and 3\'s seem pretty similar in performance, taking various benchmarks into account, and I wouldn\'t be suprised if the fastest celeron processor would do the trick for gigastudio. Also, you have to consider that nemesystech wouldn\'t release gigastudio if it would only do what it says it can do on 850mhz and 1gz comps. Besides they started the development of gigastudio before the p3 850mhz and 1gz cpus were available.
Nah, I have faith in the chaps at nemesys.
I think they\'ll pull it off with a p3 700 for
Btw. where is that darned program anyway?
Getting tired of waiting here. (but its good
in a way, because if it came out today I would have to rush out and spend another $2k on a new comp
Hey Thomas_J, I don\'t think you realize who Jim van Buskirk is. Jim Van Buskirk is president and programmer at nemesys. He\'s obviously basing it on what they have done at nemesys. i think what he\'s trying to get across in this topic is that GigaStudio will work similar to gigasampler and much better, the effects and how many used at the same time will determine the type of performance you will need. I\'m astonished at the low cpu usage.
I can\'t wait to get my hands on it.
Hi Jim, nice to see a Nemesys presence here
again. First let me say I\'m a happy GS
customer, this has been a fine product for
me. But I\'m not sure I\'ll upgrade right off
the bat. The things I\'d like to see improved
in GS are mostly working hi-hat functionality
(it\'s in the manual), faster load times for
the big sample sets, and possibly better
synthesis features. The first 2 I\'d like to
see addressed as bug fixes to GS, and I\'m not
too hot to pay for an upgrade just to fix
bugs when I don\'t really need the additional
features of the new product (that and
Nemesys drastically reduced the price of
GS right after I purchased...) I\'d like
to see you guys do better in the communication
department, particularly regarding the
future of GS.
The additional features of GStudio might be
cool for some, but they largely duplicate
things that I already have and like to work
with, so before I\'d upgrade, I\'d want to know
if the new product works as well with
external sequencers (is it a superset of
GS functionality, does it coexist similarly
with them or worse due to CPU load or program
size?) Plus I\'d like to hear about the
copy protection scheme, I\'ve had problems
with some legitemate stuff in the past, and
won\'t purchase a new program without knowing
the installation/use \'issues\'.
Also does GstudioLE output to multiple
Thank you,everybody. I\'m going to wait for some time to hear from someone who is using GigaStudio. But to my disappointment, why aren\'t there any comments about the system requirement of GS on the Nemesys\'s web pages?