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 GigaStudio by Tascam is an Audio Plugin Host. It can host VST Plugins. It supports ReWire.
GigaStudio GigaStudio
Product GigaStudio
Developer Tascam
Price (MSRP)
$199 - $599
Type / Tags Sampler/Sample Player
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Can Host
ReWire Synth Application
Operating System Availability
Download Released
- Released
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionDongle (USB-eLicenser)

GigaStudio is a stand-alone Windows application that uses hard disk streaming to create the most realistic sampled instruments ever created. It offers access to the finest sound libraries ever assembled, from extensive orchestral collections, detailed piano samples, rich basses, rare keyboards and much more.

GigaStudio is available in three versions – Orchestra, Ensemble and Solo – it offers up to unlimited polyphony, 96kHz/24-bit sample support, ReWire support, VST FX plugin support, and GigaPiano 2, real-time convolution and a new look and feel.

GigaStudio 3 adds a list of new features over v2.5, designed to make music production easier while producing the most authentic sampled instruments ever created, including:

  • Unlimited Polyphony – in GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, dependant on hard drive speed. 160 voice polyphony in GS3 Ensemble, 96 voices in GS3 Solo.
  • VST Plug-In support – use your favorite effects in GigaStudio.
  • Rewire support – GigaStudio now provides virtual MIDI and audio connections between a sequencer and GS3.
  • 24-bit sample support – a new dimension of detail, without affecting polyphony.
  • 96kHz sample support – load 24-bit/96kHz instruments for stunning realism.
  • Expanded mixer – now supports 128 channels and 32 fader groups.
  • Quick Edit – by popular demand, edit real time parameters on the fly.
  • New User Interface look and feel – a modern overhaul to the look of GigaStudio for improved workflow and usability.
  • Intelligent MIDI – Legato, Alternation, Random modes and more.
  • Sample Recording – Now the premier sample player can record samples, not just play them back. New GSIF 2.0-compatible soundcards now support input as well as output for recording or processing directly into GigaStudio.
  • Kernel-level MIDI – Tascam's new MIDI input technology virtually eliminates latency and reduces jitter on the incoming MIDI data.
  • Convolution Surround placement –using a native version of GigaPulse with extra channels for surround.
  • GigaPulse – This processor models the resonance of a space, microphone or instrument body for the most realistic sampled instruments ever. A playback-only version, GigaPulse SP, is included with Orchestra, Ensemble and Solo. GigaPulse Pro is included with GigaStudio 3 Orchestra, and offers the ability to create your own reverb impulses and add them to instruments.
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Discussion: Active
13 June 2013 at 10:51pm

Who is selling Gigastudio? Tascam left it, as far as I knew it is not available. I can not get my copy (Orchestra 3) working on a new computer, can not load it. I was a registered user. Any info would be appreciated.


Thanks,, Ted.

27 June 2013 at 1:23am

As far as I know, no one is selling or supporting Gigastudio. Garritan bought the Giga assets from Tascam, but I don't know what they've done with it.

There are several programs available to convert the Gigastudio files into something you can use; Chicken Systems' Translator is one. There are also some VST plug-ins which will read Gigastudio files directly. You won't get to save anything you set up in Gigastudio, but at least you won't lose your instruments.

Hope this helps.


27 June 2013 at 1:47am

You can do a "Quick Search" on KVR (above, at the right) for "Giga", and you'll see quite a few "solutions" in different formats to the GigaStudio problem.


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