Now before I start I know this is not going to be a popular view but I would love to know if it\'s just me that thinks this way.
I got into the Giga platform when gigasampler first came out and being a big sampler user it changed my world.... big samples.. hurray.. goodbye crap loops!!! Gigastudio came along and ..Yay.. things get better still. And then came Tascam... [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
But.... it\'s at this point where I seem to think differently from a lot of people here.
Has there been much/any development (that we can see!) in the product since then... er.. no!.. Have Tascam handled this product well... er.. not really.. and yet in a studio full of samplers(S6K,E4,VP9000,Kontact,Halion,MPC) why is it that I turn to gigastudio first each time..?
Simple.. it\'s one of the few programs/interfaces which doesn\'t get in the way of making music. Use it for what it is (essentially a sample playback machine w.tweaks!), use decent s/cards (pulsar 2s) and MAKE MUSIC!!
All I seem to read about recently is how Tascam is messing us around and don\'t believe in the product,... how V3 will have to do this, that and the other and how all of a sudden Gigastudio is crap.
Of course we all want more, 24bit,VSTfx it\'s all great and I\'m sure it will happen... but whilst we\'re waiting for it, use what is still a great simple program (which was WAY ahead of it\'s time)and instead of moaning use it to it\'s already great potential, buy some of the unparalled libraries and write music!
I wonder if Debussy was waiting for the HB pencil before he could write \"La Mer\", Or what if the Beatles had said \"we can\'t do this on a four track (or 2!).. we\'ll wait until 16 track comes along\"! Trevor Horn saying \"8-bit Fairlights sound ****... I\'ll wait for Series 3\"... I think not!!
At the end of the day.. Giga 2.5 has not stopped me doing anything that I\'ve wanted to do with the program... ever!
I don\'t want it to be an all-singing-all-dancing program... If I want a soundmangling-granular-sampler-synth I use Reaktor or something.. If I want the most natural, easy to use, realistic sampler Giga wins everyday! If it never makes it to v.3 I will still be using it for years to come!!
Sorry about this outburst but I\'m just sick of the \"Tascam / Giga have lost it\" threads that go on forever and bore me ****less! This is just a personal opinion... still.. I can\'t wait for V.3!!!!