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TASCAM Aquires NemeSys

Expands line with GigaSampler, GigaStudio and more! (July 20, 2001)
On July 18, TASCAM acquired NemeSys Music Technologies, makers of the revolutionary GigaSampler and GigaStudio software sampling and music production software. Announced to the world at a press conference at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, this historic occasion marks TASCAM's first foray into software-based audio. GigaSampler and GigaStudio are revolutionary tools that offer features and capabilities that go far beyond any other sampling tool.

GigaStudio 160/GigaStudio 96








Expandable Sampling Workstation
Up to 160 streaming, disk-based voices (96 voices on GigaStudio 96)
64 MIDI channels (32 channels on GigaStudio 96)
Supports GSIF-compatible hardware with up to 32 audio channels (GSIF compatible soundcard required)
NFXT professional effects processors: NFX1 Reverb/Multi-effects, NFX2 Chorus/Flanger, NFX3 Tap Delay/Auto-Pan (GigaStudio 96 only includes NFX1)
32-bit audio signal processing
Mixing Console with level, pan and effects controls
Support for 24-bit/96kHz Hardware 0
Enhanced sample format conversion utilities: Akai S1000/S3000, GigaSampler, SoundFont, WAVE. (Additional conversion tools will be provided by third party developers)
Ultra-low latency (3-10 millisecond) performance via GSIF interface
Network streaming capability
QuickSoundT real-time interactive sound database
Patented EndlessWaveT technology
Instrument Editor with multi-mode resonant filters (low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, notch)
Behavioral Sampling and Dimensions performance sampling technologies
Release triggered sampling for natural instrument resonances
Embedded Help System
Enhanced support for GigaSampler file formats: intelligent auditioning, up-to-500% faster lead-times, extended instrument information
DirectSoundT compatible
Bundled Sounds Include: GigaPiano 1GB sampled grand piano, RetroDrums Analog/Digital Percussion Set, NemeSys Soundware Demo #1



GigaSampler64 Full Edition/GigaSampler LE


Hard drive-based sampler
Enables you to use gigabyte-size sample sets - go beyond kilobyte and megabyte sample sets
Loads samples in seconds, not minutes
Save and Load entire performances
Utilize multiple instrument layers via Dimensions technology
Sample instruments with full natural decay
Full looping implementation (it's still there if you want it!)
More powerful than hardward-based rackmount systems
32-bit audio signal processing
Reads GigaSampler, .WAV, and Akai Sample Libraries
Phase locked, multi-gigabyte stereo sampling
Resonant LP/BP/HP/BR filters with dynamic resonance
Modulation tools include: Envelopes, Ramp Generator and LFO
High-precision pitch interpolation
Ultra-low latency allows fast, tight, real-time note-on responsiveness
Behavioral Sampling capability with each Dimension mappable to real time controllers
Multilayering, dynamic, release-triggered sampling for soundboard resonance, staccato modeling
Additional professional features included in GigaSampler64 Full Edition:


  • Direct Digital Output Capture
  • 64 Voice Polyphony (48 in LE version)
  • 48 kHz Sampler Output
  • 16 hardware outputs supported via GSIF (2 in LE version)
  • One Gigabyte Sampled Grand Piano
  • Sample Wrench XE Sample Editing








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