Tascam GigaStudio 3

I’d had my eye on GigaStudio for a long time, but assumed that the price would keep me from ever owning it.

Then someone sold their’s on eBay for $85. I don’t know the story behind that; whether they already had it and someone gave them an extra copy, or one fell off of a truck. I didn’t care. I snatched it up. And what I received was the full version of GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, still in shrink-wrap.

“They is a God.”

I later stumbled across a gentleman who was selling the hard drive out of his computer, upon which lived 240 gigabytes of GigaStudio samples. Yes. Cue the Heavenly angels.

If you don’t know what this is, suffice it to say that it’s a sampler. Using a controller keyboard, I can play the samples in GigaStudio in the same way that you play the sounds on a synthesizer. And with 240 gigabytes worth of samples, I have the sounds of the entire world to play with.

Okay. Maybe not the entire world. I’m sure a few were left out. But you catch my drift.

My most immediate use of GigaStudio is for my drums. I’ve put together what I consider to be the drum kit of the gods, and I’ll be using it on almost everything. The samples are so hyper-realistic that I sometimes forget it’s not a real drummer. Hell, I sometimes sit in my studio and just listen to the sweet ring of the ride cymbal.

*sigh*

“No other hardware or software sampler can even
come close to GigaStudio’s all inclusive capabilities.”

– Danny Lux
composer for
Ally McBeal

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