GIGA-PCI combines the Gigastudio 96 software and the PCI-822 interface card.
The PCI-822 is a PCI-based interface card that includes everything you need to send digital audio and MIDI signals to your computer for recording and sequencing. It includes a TASCAM 8-channel TDIF interface for DTRS recorders and compatible equipment, a stereo S/PDIF interface for DAT recorders and CD players, and 32 channels of MIDI I/O for keyboards, synth modules and mixer automation. The PCI-822 supports 16-, 20- and 24-bit audio as well as 44.1 and 48kHz sampling rates. Plus, it includes Nemesys' GigaSampler LE so you can take advantage of powerful software-based digital sampling. The PCI-822 is also compatible with most digital audio and sequencing software applications, and can be installed to both Mac and PC computers. If you're using a TASCAM modular digital multitrack and want to get into the power of nonlinear hard disk recording and editing, the PCI-822 is the affordable, easy-to-use solution.
• 8-channel TDIF digital input & output
• Stereo S/PDIF digital input & output
• 2x2 MIDI Interface (32 MIDI channels in/out)
• Word Clock connector for sample rate syncronization
• Macintosh and Windows compatible
• Includes Nemesys GigaSampler LE with:
• Multi-Gigabyte, 44.1k Sampler Playback
• GigaSampler Instrument Editor
• 32-Bit Audio Signal Processing
• Resonant HP/LP/BP/BR with Dynamic Resonance
• Advanced Release Triggered Sampling
GIGASTUDIO 96 FEATURES:
The incredible TASCAM GigaStudio is the world's most powerful sampling tool -- period. GigaStudio is a complete sample playback system that's uses the power of your Windows PC to create fully-realized audio productions, complete with mixing and effects.
GigaStudio is based on the power of TASCAM's famous GigaSampler and its Endless WaveTM technology, a patented system which allows samples to be streamed off the hard drive, instead of from RAM like less-advanced samplers. Instead of relatively small sample sizes that need to be looped, the Giga platform lets you work with HUGE sample sizes....up to 4.3 gigabytes! The resulting detail and realism must be heard to be truly appreciated. Plus, these enormous samples may be triggered with extremely low latency on all voices using approved GSIF interfaces, allowing for tight performances with truly musical feel.
GigaStudio 96 delivers 32 MIDI channels over two unique ports, as well as dedicated MIDI input for real-time effects and mixer automation, allowing the creation of massive performances with dynamically controllable effects. Plus, GigaStudio 96 provides up to 96 disk-based, streaming voices of polyphony in real-time. In combination with your MIDI sequencer, you can create anything from a simple pop tune to an advanced, fully-orchestrated film score, with sound quality that's indistinguishable from recordings of performed instruments.
High-quality, 32-bit effects are also available for GigaStudio. The NFX real-time signal processing series includes the NFX1 Reverb/Multi-Effects, the NFX2 Chorus/Flanger, the NFX3 Tap Delay/Auto Pan and the NFX4 EQ. Also, the NFX series operates with true zero-latency performance with GigaStudio.
While dozens of sample libraries have been specifically developed for the Giga platform, GigaStudio introduces enhanced compatibility with CD-ROM libraries, as well as WAVE format samples. GigaStudio's DSP Station Mixing Console includes Volume, Pan, Effect Sends and Insert points that enable professional quality mixing without the need for additional plug-ins or hardware. All parameters can be automated via MIDI and employ a 32-bit signal path to maintain pristine digital clarity.
For busy professional musicians, sound designers and recording facilities, GigaStudio's unique QuickSoundTM technology enables instant location and previewing of samples, waves, and instruments in real-time via an intuitive, database-assisted technology for cataloging instruments and sound samples using plain language. Just type in the type of sound you need -- piano, drums, french horn and so on -- and QuickSound will pull up all the samples that fit the description. Plus, Giga-compatible instruments don't have to be resident on the client hard drive. Users of 100-baseT or better networks can easily access mapped drives in real-time, allowing instant access to Giga-compatible systems and instruments via standard LAN connectivity.
With additional professional features like capture-to-wave (which records entire performances, including effects, faders, pan, and MIDI automation directly to disk), support for 24bit/96kHz hardware, embedded help tools, and an advanced instrument editor (featuring advanced synthesis tools like multi-mode resonant filters, multiple envelopes and LFOs, drag and drop sample assignment, and up to 32 samples per key), GigaStudio is a must-have tool for any serious composer or sound designer.
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