Gigastudio established itself as the
leading Software Sampler though it runs only on PCs.
suggest that in a Mac dominated audio world it's hard to survive as PC
Gigastudio (former Gigasampler) has made it. He gets used by most of the
big guys in film scoring business and in many studios around the world.
reason is simple. People were used to work with hardware samplers and PC
+ Gigastudio software was considered as just another hardware sampler
but better, bigger and more flexible than the competition.
A lot of
Gigastudio users don't see very much of the operating system (namely
Windows XP) and have Gigastudio as the only application running on their
Gigastudio has also made it, because the important features were just
latency (you can play the instruments very well)
Compatibility with established Sample Libraries (saves your
investments in sound libraries)
fast (good workflow)
limits regarding number of voices, outputs, instruments, sound
has pushed the envelope even further after getting some competition by
Native Instrument's Kontakt or Steinberg's Halion.
the new features at a glance.
is now only limited by hardware limits (formerly 160 voices limit)
channel mixer, 32 groups
24-Bit/96kHz instrument support
Convolution modeling (also Surround)
up to 512GB of samples.
Sample playback for more realistic sounds
2.0 audio driver for 32 in and 64 outputs.
around 60% more voices and 10% more programs on the same hardware as
comes with a huge sample library so you can start right out of the box
with a top notch orchestra that sounds really serious.
It is still the sampler that comes closest to the original instrument.
If you are out for sound-tweaking, filtering, making strange noises,
etc...there might be better choices, but for the pure, real and big
sound there are very few alternatives.
Enormous sound sets
Platform: PC (Windows XP)
Typical Users: Movie Score Producers, Professional Recording Studios