NAMM06: Tascam GVI Packs Gigastudio Into A Plug-In

Giga Virtual Instrument for PC available soon, Mac version in development      30/01/06
The new TASCAM Giga Virtual Instrument (GVI) is the first plug-in sampler instrument powered by Giga, which Tascam claim to be the world's best sampling engine. It shares many of the specs of GS3 such as unlimited polyphony, 96kHz/24-bit sample support and embedded GigaPulse convolution. GVI runs as a 16-part multi-timbral plug-in instrument in both VSTi and RTAS formats, for compatibility with virtually all Windows workstation software – including Pro Tools.
Johnny DeLeon, Software Channel Manager for TASCAM said this of the Giga Virtual Instrument, "Everyone knows that GigaStudio has been the go-to sampler for composers, producers and creative musicians everywhere. Yet many musicians crave the power of GigaStudio in a plug-in that integrates with their music workstation software. With GS3 technology like iMIDI legato and round robin rules, plus integrated GigaPulse technology, GVI provides the most realistic sounds available to the computer-based musician."
Those who want to create new libraries from scratch or get into even deeper instrument editing can upgrade to GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, which also features the zero-latency Kernel performance, GigaPulse Pro processing and sophisticated mixing features that, according to Tascam, make it the ultimate professional sampling workstation.
To take GVI to the next level, Tascam is already in development of a Mac version.
Price and Availability
TASCAM GVI will be available in the Spring of 2006 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $399.
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