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GigaStudio 3 Short Q&A

Since the announcement of GigaStudio 3, we’ve had a lot of questions about it. The following are just a few of those questions, accompanied with their respective answers. For more information regarding GigaStudio 3, please call us at 1-800-222-4700.

Q: “Is there a way to set a limit to the polyphony in Tascam GigaStudio 3? Will it work on slower computers?”

A: Yes, one way to get it to work on older computers is to set a reasonable polyphony limit. You can also disable any number of the 128 internal audio channels to achieve slightly better performance. For example, if you are running on a slightly older computer and don’t need to do a full orchestral score, you could set the polyphony limit to something like 128 and use maybe 16 channels of the audio mixer.

Q: “Are there EQs, or dynamics available for each channel in Tascam’s GigaStudio 3?”

A: Yes, each channel comes standard with EQ and dynamics.

Q: “Do 16-bit sample files take fewer resources than 24-bit files in GigaStudio 3?”

A: Yes, GigaStudio’s re-designed audio engine actually handles 16-bit files a little better than the original GigaStudio 160 and does take slightly fewer resources than 24-bit files.

Q: “Will GigaStudio 3 be able to read my old .GIG files? Does it use a new sample library format?”

A: Yes on both counts. While GigaStudio 3 reads its new, more complex sample format, it will still play all of your standard .GIG files, as well as the other formats it’s always supported. The new format will allow more complexity within the instruments.

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