I found the site gigasampler.ru and they offer giga cds at what seems like incredibly low prices.Does anybody know anything about these libraries?Are they total garbage?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Don\'t know, they have been around for a while, wich isn\'t a guarantee for they being legitimite. It\'s extremly hard to do anything about sites offering stolen stuff, specially if they are located in Russia. It\'s not that easy to get cooperation from the local authorities, I know about \"companies\" that openly declares that they sell pirated software/samplecd\'s. They often hide behind a lame excuse that\'s about \"offering evaluation copies to people who can\'t pay the outrageous prices that the money-hungry SW-developers take for the products\".
In my opinion that\'s a lot of BS since what they do is actually to profit on other peoples hard work.
I can\'t say anything about gigasampler.ru, but I\'m sure that the guys behind it are reading this forum, maybe they can come forward and explain what\'s on their cd\'s. I don\'t think that one should mistrust someone that has an url ending with .ru, but I must be excused for being a bit suspisous.
So, gigasampler.ru-people: Let\'s hear what it is your selling! Let\'s hope it\'s not ripped AKAI samples or anything else that are copyrighted, because that would make not only the people behind gigasampler.ru criminals, but also the people that buys from them.
Anyone recognise these - pasted from the Gigasampler.ru webpage? I do. Maybe it\'s only the names and number of CDs which make up the library which seem similar.......
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.1
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.2
Male and Female voice-choirs. Stereo. Looped.
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.3
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.4
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.5
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.6
London Choirs, Gregorian Choir, Boys Choir
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.7
GIG Symphony of Voices - vol.8
More classical choirs and choirs recorded with the different effects.
GIG Spectral Electro Vox -vol.1
GIG Spectral Electro Vox -vol.2
492 samples. Voice-effects, phrases, mouth-percussion.
GIG Distorted Reality
Ambient, \"space\", \"industrial\" sounds. Good and large sound collection.
GIG Hollywood FX vol.1
GIG Hollywood FX vol.2
GIG Hollywood FX vol.3
Great Hollywood-style FX collection. Very many special effects from movies and real life.
ARP-2600, Moog-Modulator, MultiMoog, Moog-Taurus, Oscar, Juno-60, Oberheim-4, Prophet-5, Korg, Jupiter-8, PPG-2.3, TB-303.
The most complete collection of Drum machines. Very good for \"DISCO-style\" music creation.
Yes they are pirated
And I tried it knowing that
Figuring OK as a good sampler (demo)
If I really like it I\'ll buy legit
Of course your not gonna use it in composition and distribute
Well mostly they\'re largely imperfect translations from AKAI like the synphony of voices
Some files missing occasionally
Strangely a few files sound similar (no change)
All files seem oddly quite
Altering to 6 dB up not enough
Mostly not too bad
For $8.00 each plus $25 Western Union per order and shipping
Was great as a preview
Now the guy is dead
A person close to the family takes over
It\'s anybodies guess
I found the former to be reliable
Might try a small order
But remember THIS
You don\'t ever want to make the mistake of including even a fraction of these in your music
Only to preview
And I know there are alot of self righteous Giga users out there who can afford to sling $400 or more no prob and think me aweful
But for me this experience was a revelation
I bought up a few
And now I know to be damn choosey about what I buy from anyone because the stuff so hyped is not always worth it. And at least partially that\'s what this forum is for
All the people who want to have some certainty beyond a mere MP3 demo of what it will be like
Yet that never tells the story of what it\'s like to use that Gig does it?
Well you can\'t buy from that source now cause he doesn\'t know how he\'s going to do it
Can you trust him? I don\'t know
All I\'m saying is there should be a better way to demo A time release version or whatever
I do not condone theivery in either direction
Or overhyping comodities
Simplicity is beautiful
Learn to love and use what you have
Avoid the \" if I only had this new sound I could...\" sin drome
Hope that helps