[this is not advertising: I\'m a simple user of Gigasampler. \"GIGA Sound Pack\" has NO link with \"GIGAsampler\"]
[Please note: everywhere \"Mo\" means \"Megabyte\".sorry.]
I\'ve bought Giga Sound Pack of Micro Application this afternoon in France, because it is very very cheap (160FF ~ 25$ )for 5Go of samples: 7 CDROM (***WAV only!!!***)
1)Techno 2) House 3)HipHop 4)Dance
5)Rock/Pop 6)Voices 7)Special effects
I don\'t care about Techno/dance loops but
I thought I would have some orchestral percussions, and strange noises. It could be usefull.(only 25$!)
I was very suspicious because Micro Application make many worthless \"multimedia\" applications with the same prices. (\"how decorate your house?\", \"100 cliparts of famous people\",...)
oh God! I was SOOOOOOOO wrong!
Maybe, I\'m just a newbie in sampling, but for the price, the samples are excellent.
for exemple, I\'ve just made a 10Mo \"marcato strings\" (21 * 300ko samples from C2 to C7)
and a 9Mo \"Ahhh choir\" (14* 600ko samples from G4 to E6 unlooped 3,5 seconds)
there are material to make
+ 9Mo \"Ohhh choir\"
+ 5Mo \"pizzicato strings\"
+ 3Mo \"vibrato strings\"
+ 30Mo \"strings\" (24 unlooped samples of 7 seconds!!!)
+ 5Mo \"little ensemble strings\" (unlooped samples of 3 or 4 seconds. not usefull unless you loop them?)
+ 5Mo \"solo violin\" (same note)
+ even some articulations
(all are in (wide) stereo)
+ 25Mo \"full orchestre\" (like the 30Mo strings)
+ some full orchestral openning and effects
+ 79Mo of orchestral percussion (145 samples) including a 3.6Mo sample for a orchestral big gong.
About the quality: I don\'t know. Every sample sound perfect to my *poor* hears.
(it is of course a REAL orchestral ensemble, not synth!!!)
And that is *half* of *one* of the 7 CDROM!!
I began to explore the others, and apparently, you can make a 21 Mo power chords guitar (5 * 4Mo(!!) sample. Excellent quality. And I AM a guitarist)
It is just an example...
You can make many Drum sets: there are 294 samples (46Mo) only for rock/pop (so this is NOT synth or ethnic percussions... these are on another CD!!)
And there are many more samples for drum loops, but I don\'t care.
The drawback: it is very very badly stored (near random...)
Of course, the **main part** of the Pack is loops (that are useless for me, but...)
Maybe I\'m a newbie and all that sucks because it\'s a hard job to loop the samples (but many samples last more than 5 seconds: that\'s a looong note if you are at 80BPM), but it seems to be VERY CHEAP, and it must be the first product you buy if you\'re a beginner in sampling: there is all the kind of samples you want to have.
I don\'t know if it is distributed in USA, but in the (very very) small manual, there is the distributor for Canada:
[A last note. a tiny note in the manual shows that apparently the samples come from Masterbits.
I\'ve several CDROM of noises, and the best
ratio quality/price is the Masterbits one...
So I\'m not surprised anymore.]
I would be most grateful iff you could prepare a gig with some new age sounds on
i.e. enigma type ambient sounds
also, have you got any massive orchestral sounds on gig format.
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