Tascam Axe Giga Development

Support ends Dec 31st 2008      31/07/08
Tascam Axe Giga Development


The GigaStudio sound system has been a long time favourite of film composers with access to some pretty stunning orchestral libraries with advanced key switching and other great features. Generally speaking, a dedicated computer was required to run the software allowing massive sound libraries to be loaded and played via dedicated mulitple output soundcards giving a monster system. For many, it's was the only way to load up a large orchestral sound palette in one go. The introduction of the Native Instruments Kontakt engine, which allows sound library developers to have their content embedded and protected buy the NI system has meant Gigastudios market share has been in decline. According to the forums, since the introduction of Gigastudio 4, there has been little advancement in development and bug fixes which is always a bad sign. Last week Tascam announced that all further development of the GS system was to be stopped, with support and sales running till the end of the year. Gigastudio has now been moved to the "Legacy" area of the Tascam website, so it looks like curtains. Many composers who've invested many thousands in their GS libraries will now be left unsupported (come the end of the year), and will need to move over to other sample playback systems to get new sounds. Shame, it was a great product.

z

More From: TASCAM
Even more news...

1 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Sean Sax    Said...

Always sucks when a company does this.

31-Jul-08 09:50 AM


Post a comment 
 






More Videos

Superbooth 2016: Rebel Technologies Prizm Multi-Functional OLED Screen 

Martin shows of the new wares from Rebel Tech


NAMM 2016: Hex Inverter Mutant Snare 

The next baby in the family of Mutants


NAMM 2016: Beat Buddy Drum machine pedal 

Foot powered drum machine


Superbooth 2016: U-he RePro 1 Pro 1 Emulation Public Alpha 

Help define the filter module