I offered Q up Arts the reprogramming of all their (really great!) Libraries to GS many times the last months, but get absolutely no response up to now. I guess they simply are no interrested in this Format, because reprogramming is real and expensive work, much more then simple conversion. You all could speed up the developement if you e-mail to Q and ask what´s up there.
I don´t know.
Importing of AKAI instruments to GS is easy and can be done with S-convertor, but the imported indtruments are simple, behave not like the AKAI original and don´t benefit from GS features like dimension mapping. Loops of imported samples may click sometimes, finetuning of lodness, sample start adjustments and EG/Filters are lost.
Reprogramming is the professional (and of course expensive) way to adapt a library to a sampler. I did this with advanced orchestra and it takes 3 months, the work was from the scratch on. But the library now is perfect for fast, intuitive work and all the power of GS is included.
Only with a native GS library you get the full power of GS, but of course working with imported AKAI libs is also nice - fast loading, unlimited memory.
Me again. Qup has been shipping the GigaSampler versions for a while now. Doug said to be sure and call them (800-454-4563) and they can get it to you. They were re-designed for the GigaSampler. The source was from Akai, Sample Cell and Audio CD, whatever it took to get all the samples possible for the GigaSampler format.
Dave of NemeSys