Tascam has announced that the Windows VST and RTAS versions of GVI - Giga Virtual Instrument will be released "this month" (September, 2006) and they are now accepting pre-orders.
GVI is a 16-part multi-timbral sampler with unlimited polyphony performance and the ability to run multiple instances - limited only by the power of your computer. GVI takes advantage of the latest Giga technology, like 96kHz/24-bit sample support, iMIDI rules for realistic phrasing and embedded GigaPulse technology for instrument resonance and ambience.
GVI offers comprehensive editing features with a a sampler engine designed to provide rich, dense sounds that can be tweaked and manipulated to a high degree and in great detail.
- The General Tab edit offers features such as Volume Modulation, Velocity Response, and Tuning all automatable by your host DAW application.
- GVI's Envelopes are used to control how a sound changes over time, changing volume, pitch, modulation, LFO, etc. and features the ability to create complex multi-segment envelopes.
- GVI's filter section offers automatable Low-Pass, High-Pass and Band-Pass filters.
The included GVI Sound Set features instruments provided by the following companies:
- Best Service
- Bigga Giggas
- Larry Seyer
GVI can be pre-ordered for $399. Upgrades / cross-grades are available for registered GigaStudio owners.