The GigaStudio is 100% compatible with the GigaSampler. With the GigaStudio Editor, we created an improved file format v2.0. The GigaSampler v1.x still uses and creates only v1.0 gig files. The GigaStudio fully supports the v1.0 file format. In other words, anything you create with the GigaSampler will work fine on the GigaStudio.
Installing the GigaStudio will require that you deinstall the GigaSampler. There were too many problems with installing and running these two products on the same machine.
You wrote: \"In other words, anything you create with the GigaSampler will work fine on the GigaStudio.\"
But it is the other way around: Will Gigs made with Giga-STUDIO work on older Gigasamplers? You see it is bad business for me if my opcomming CD will only work with Giga Studio... and when my old gigasampler will be de-installed, I have no way to test it.
I hope you understand my question now.
BTW. I look forward to Gigastudio - I should receive it soon, as my Visa was charged 17/5...
Good question. I am not sure. Typically, if a file format is increased in version number older version of software have trouble. But knowing the file format, I can\'t imagine why we would have trouble the GigaSampler. Well ... the only way to be sure is to try it out. Give me a day or so, and I will post an answer. I will create a simple instrument with the GigaStudio Editor and try and load it into the GigaSampler.
Ok, I have an answer - yes. If you create a 2.0 instrument it will still load and play properly in GigaSampler v1.x. The only thing to worry about are some of the new LFO and crossfade modes in v2.0 file format. If you build these new features into your instrument, then GigaSampler v1.x will ignore them.
Ditto what Joe said. Dave here.
There are several new features in the 2.0 format that will simply be ignored in a 1.0 GigaSampler. These include the two new LFO modes for the filter and the amplitude and the new crossfade edits. Also, you can have 4 stereo\\8 mono layers instead of 2\\4. Two of the layers will be ignored (if enabled) in the 1.0 GigaSampler. The files load and work though. These new features are a good thing to keep in mind if you are developing instruments that will be commercial or used by other people.
By the way, don\'t forget to congratulate Joe (from NemeSys) on the arrival of his new Daughter.