I\'ve been following pretty closely the - ahem, \"discussions\" about Gigastudio 3.0, Tascam\'s lack of information and whether they\'ve \"dropped the ball\" or even aren\'t interested any more and will just phase it out.
Of course Gigapulse is, on the face of it, a completely different product, but here\'s my take on it:
1. The fact that Tascam have named it \"GIGA\"-pulse, when they could just have easily named it something completely unrelated, suggests to me that they are trying to leverage the \"GIGA\" brand. Maybe there\'ll be a whole raft of \"Giga\"-this and \"Giga\"-that to follow.
2. At the very least, the product negates the view that they aren\'t interested in software development and are planning to let that whole side of things (including Gigastudio) die.
3. If Tascam were planning to drop Gigastudio, or just upgrade it half-heartedly, they wouldn\'t be renewing the name in the marketplace. They\'d be aware of the bad PR fallout and they\'d want to let the name \"Giga\" fade away as much as possible.
My prognosis = good.
A realistic assessment?
A load of hot air?
Or just wishful/positive thinking . . . ?