Montebello, CA (July 9, 2004)–Tascam has joined with Vienna Symphonic Library to create Vienna Giga Symphony–an exclusive new collection to be included free with copies of GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, which begins shipping late July 2004. The new library has been produced at 24-bit resolution and recorded in the Vienna Symphonic Library’s custom-built Silent Stage in Vienna. This new library includes over 4GB of orchestral samples from every instrument family of the orchestra–strings, winds, brass and percussion-including up and down-bow alternations powered by GS3’s new iMIDI rules.
“GigaStudio has been the first choice of composers looking for the most convincing orchestral realizations possible with sampling technology,” said Pete Snell, GigaStudio sales and marketing manager for Tascam. “For our new flagship software sampling workstation, GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, it was an obvious choice to partner with a premiere manufacturer of orchestral samples in our industry. Vienna Symphonic Library has set new standards for realism and dedication to library development with their Pro Edition and Horizon Series, and we’re honored that they’ve created this custom library for GigaStudio users.”
“In the late nineties GigaStudio revolutionized sampling by introducing the disk streaming,” said Herb Tucmandl, CEO and creative director for Vienna Symphonic Library, “which allowed users to access and manage vast amounts of sample data on a scale which up to then had been unthinkable. This innovation was an essential premise for the realization of the gigantic Vienna Symphonic Library project. Therefore, I’m especially happy and proud to present the “Vienna Giga Symphony” to all the users of GigaStudio 3 Orchestra exclusively.”
“Over 1.5 million samples later,” Tucmandl continued, “the Pro Edition and the upcoming Symphonic Cube prove that dynamic, lifelike orchestral realizations are a reality, thanks in part to our development systems running GigaStudio. We’re excited by the possibilities offered by the new version, including 24-bit / 96kHz sample support, built-in MIDI rules, unlimited polyphony and GigaPulse Pro convolution processing. The 24-bit Vienna Giga Symphony is just the first library to take advantage of the new features in GigaStudio 3.”